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What does it mean to be an Associate?

An Associate enters into a formal relationship with the SSND community in the form of a covenant:  an exchange of promises between the Associate and the community that is renewable annually by mutual agreement.

The Associate promises:

  • to deepen personal and communal prayer

  • to participate in appropriate local and regional activities (prayer days, extended faith communities, social justice actions, province and
    associate gatherings)

  • to live the spirit of SSND in her/his respective lifestyle

  • to extend the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into service for God’s people.

  • The community promises to share SSND heritage, spirituality, mission and ministry, and lived experience with the associate.

  • In practice, as their time and preferences permit, Associates gather with other Associates and Sisters, attend appropriate province events, work with SSNDs in various ministries, engage in social justice activities with SSNDs and other associates and volunteer their time at SSND care facilities or outreach ministries.

    Who can be an Associate?

    How does one become an Associate?

    Why should I be an Associate?

    Click here to contact Peggy Ann Russell, Director of Associates for more information

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