What is the commitment of an Associate?
Lay men and women have been attracted to the holiness of Saint Francis of Assisi for centuries. Among the laity, there continues to be an attraction to Saint Francis which the Lord uses to stir the hearts of the faithful to embrace the Gospel more earnestly. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal seek to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ and Saint Francis by embracing the ideals of the Capuchin Franciscan reform. The friars are happy that they can offer others an opportunity to share in their life through the lay associates program.
At the beginning of the new year there is an opportunity for lay men and women to make a one year commitment to the lay associates program. The commitment is a manifestation of the prompting of the Lord to live the spirituality of Saint Francis in the world as a lay person.
The commitment consists of: