|Like Francis and Clare, all Clinton
Franciscans are committed to living gospel values radically. We espouse
compassion, diversity, equality, inclusivity, and active nonviolence. We support each other, strive to make a
difference, and welcome others to share our vision. |
An Associate is a woman or man of
faith, drawn to Franciscan values, who forms a non-vowed partnership with the
Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton, Iowa.
Associates do not normally live in community with the Sisters, but are
actively involved in the mission and charism of our congregation and considered
part of our Clinton Franciscan family.
There are currently 61 Clinton Franciscan Associates in the United States.
more about our Associates in the various regions in which we serve by clicking
on the links on the left. Interested
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Associates at the 2016 Commissioning Ceremony
Iowa Associate Art Donart
Art says, "I very much believe that if we want peace we must work for justice. Being an Associate helps me to continue this work. I have the example and encouragement our sisters and associates set so that I do not get the feeling I am all alone. Coming together to pray and learn, to plan and act is vital. Never does a day go by that I am not aware of this dedicated and loving community. I realize this is a labor of love as well as an unending labor. It is also a source of joy."
Art has been an Associate since 2009.