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Associates come from all walks of life. An Associate is a woman or man of faith who, seeking to live the Gospel in the Franciscan spirit for the purpose of spiritual growth in prayer; ministry and community, forms a non-vowed partnership with the Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa.
Francis and Clare, Associates are committed to living gospel values radically
and witnessing compassion, diversity, equality, inclusivity and active
nonviolence. Associates attend meetings, retreats, and
regional gatherings to learn about Francis and Clare and the mission of the
One enters into partnership with the Clinton Franciscans by:
1. Participating in community-building opportunities such as associate meetings, regional meetings and gatherings at The Canticle - the home of the Clinton Franciscans.
2. Gaining an understanding of Franciscan spirituality.
3. Getting to know individual members of the community.
4. Going through a process of discernment of readiness with a regional coordinator.
Upon successful completion of these steps, candidates are invited to fill out and return an application form before making a formal commitment for a period of three years.
To learn more about becoming a Clinton Franciscan Associate, call us at 563-242-7611 or use the Contact Us form.
Associate Partnership Coordinator
Lay Associate Partnership Coordinator