Becoming a Lay Associate
If you are being called to deepen your relationship with God, consider becoming an Associate with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross.
Associates join the Sisters in living Franciscan values rooted in simplicity, prayer and service to others. You can make a positive difference in the world and enjoy the support and friendship that our Associates have for one another and with the Sisters.
Candidates participate in 1-2 years of discernment and preparation including prayer, journaling, and meeting with Sisters and other Associates. With the blessing of the Leadership Team, candidates become Associates and commit to a close relationship with the Sisters.
Would you like to learn more?
Browse our Associate Relationship page or read about our Associates' experiences.
Jan Irwin, Director of the Associate Relationship, is glad to answer any of your questions. You can reach her at 920-884-2729 or via e-mail using our Contact form.