Become an Associate

What is an Associate?

Associates undertake various apostolic involvements. The first task of a member is to give witness to Christian family values within one's own family, in the work place, and in society at large. This is accomplished by the associate's efforts to strengthen family bonds following the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Associates have a special veneration to the Holy Family, imitating its virtues in their personal and family life, and spreading devotion to the Holy Family. Apostolic involvement finds its expression in daily prayer in unity with the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth for all families of the world. Associates pray also for the Church and the Holy Father, and for the Congregation and its Mission of spreading the Kingdom of God's Love. (Source: international website of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth)

The Association nurtures the spirituality of its members through monthly meetings, days of reflection with the sisters, volunteer work within the Congregation, prayer, community and family gatherings. By building support communities among its members, the Association of the Holy Family encourages its members to look to the Family of Nazareth for quiet inspiration for their own live and for their families. As an extension of the Congregations's mission, members of the Association are asked to recoginze the invisible God present in their daily encounters and numerous life experiences. 

Association programs are designed with the members in mind. Many of the groups include adults who were educated by the sisters and have built relationships decades ago. Some of the newer groups are geared toward families with school-age children. All of our groups strive to provide members with opportunities to refresh and renew their individual and community relationships with God and each other. 

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