While they maintain their own lifestyles and work, CSJ Associates align themselves with the good works and spirit of the community. Through regular association and prayer experiences among themselves and with the Sisters, they grow in their own vocation to reflect God’s compassion and love in their homes, places of work, parishes and civic communities.
A lay association of the religious community, they become another visible sign of oneness with God, each other and the world.The CSJ Associate commitment challenges Associates, along with vowed members of the community, to live the mission and Charism of unity and reconciliation in daily life..."as partners in the ministry of service, weaving a garment of care for your planet, her people...claiming a mission of unity and reonciliation...living and working that ALL MAY BE ONE."
Associates may form themselves into small geographically close groups in order to meet, share, pray and reflect with one another. Presently, there are many Associate groupings in Connecticut and an Associate group in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Meet the new CSJ Associate Leadership Team:
A new five-person Associate Leadership Team was appointed to carry on the coordination of Associate activities. Long-range plans include orientation of members on the history, spirit, early documents and works of the Sisters. At the same time, Associates take part in local prayer groups on a regular basis. Often, Sisters attend the prayer and/or reflection groups with the Associates. It is common for an Associate to spend time in ministry with the Sisters, another way in which the spirit and mission of the Community is extended into the larger civic community.
Above: Starting at the top of the circle and moving clockwise, are members of the new Associate LeadershipTeam: Patty Walters, Dolores Jaeger, Nancy Guyotte Scanlon, Donna Gagliardi and Dolores Skovich.
For more information about CSJ Associates, contact:
Associate Leadership Team,
27 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119-1852,
or call 860-233-5126 ext. 214