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FAQ's on Racine Dominican Associates

WHO ARE THE RACINE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATES?

Associates are Christian, non-vowed women and men, single or married, from a variety of professional, ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds who desire to live the Gospel of Jesus in the Dominican spirit of truth and justice.

Associates make a formal commitment to share in the charism, mission, and ministries of the Racine Dominican congregation while retaining their own particular lifestyle. They remain financially and legally independent from the congregation.


WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF ASSOCIATES?

The relationship between members and associates is one of mutuality and collaboration in the Dominican mission of truth and justice, supported by prayer, study and friendship. Associates gather with the sisters to strengthen this bond of mutuality.

Associates are invited to share in the Dominican tradition of preaching as they witness with their lives and voices to our public stances and, when, possible, as collaborators in ministry.

Associates join in the life and mission of the congregation through prayer; sharing in ministry; participating in volunteer opportunities, retreats, study days, actions for peace and justice, community gatherings, socials, and feast day celebrations.

An associate is sponsored by an individual sister or sisters, or in some cases, in partnership with an associate who has made a commitment renewal. Sponsors serve as guides and mentors in the associate relationship.

 

WHAT STEPS DOES ONE TAKE TO BECOME AN ASSOCIATE?

Contact the Director of Associates to arrange a meeting to share with you a more detailed description of the associate relationship. You will then be guided through the next phases of the process.

For more information, contact associates@racinedominicans.org
 

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