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
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
enters into partnership with the Clinton Franciscans by:
in community-building opportunities such as associate meetings, regional
meetings and gatherings at The Canticle - the home of the Clinton
an understanding of Franciscan spirituality.
to know individual members of the community.
through a process of discernment of readiness with a regional coordinator.
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
learn more about becoming a Clinton Franciscan Associate, check out this brochure, call us at
563-242-7611 or use the Contact Us form.