Things often come full circle. I became the director of the Bon Secours Associates nearly nine years ago, and at the time knew nothing of NACAR and its work promoting the Associate-Religious relationship. My predecessor at Bon Secours, Jean Sonnenberg, was one of the foundresses of NACAR, 10 years earlier.
Now, in 2016, I find myself serving on the Board! It is an honor to do so, and to be serving with such dedicated fellow Board members, representing both Associates and religious life. As we celebrate 20 years of NACAR’s presence as a catalyst for the Associate movement in North America, I find myself reflecting on the many beautiful and committed people I have met while serving in this ministry. It is a privilege to work with the Associates and Sisters of my congregation, and to collaborate with others of many other congregations expressing diverse charisms, all of whom inspire me in both my life of faith and commitment to serving God’s people.
The Associate • Winter 2016 • Volume 21, Number 1
In this issue:
History of NACAR History of a Movement
Social Justice Feature
My Story of Transformation
Collaboration Not Always a Problem
BACAR Board Retreat
NERA Associate Gathering
AIRR Walks for Immigration
Associates Making a Diference
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Day of Reconciliation
NACAR Membership Application