The NACAR Board met at the Cardinal Stritch Center in Mundelein, IL, this November. The energy and enthusiasm of the Board members as they discussed and shared ideas about future events and projects almost dispelled the polar vortex hovering outside.
The Board encourages you to come to the NACAR website calendar for updates on future events and possible ways that you can participate in furthering the Associate movement (www.nacar.org/events.html).
This Christmas as we gather at various celebrations with family, friends, and our Associate and Congregational Communities, let us remember Jesus who walks in our midst.
Jesus waits for our gentleness as the tired parent who has worked two shifts, or the homeless person wrapped in newspaper in a storefront doorway, or the migrant or refugee huddled over a fire in a camp, or the person smiling in gratitude for a gift given.
May we bring compassion and love to all whom we meet this Christmas season.
The Registration Deadline for our next NACAR Workshop will soon be here. "One Charism, Two Cultures: Recognizing Differences and Celebrating Mutuality" presented by Marci Madary and Tim O'Brien will be held February 27 through March 1, 2015 at the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center in Chicago, Illinois. Click here for the link to information and PayPal.
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The Associate: Fall 2014 • Volume 19 • Issue 3
In this issue:
Year of Consecrated Life
A reflection for associates on the Year of Consecrated LIfe
Living Into Our Charism
Articles from associates about living out their charisms
Accounts of associates coming 6-8 together to learn and share
Join other associates in locations throughout the country