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OD CALLS ALL OF US to be true to ourselves and live in sync with
our deepest longings and gifts, whether that be within marriage,
single life, holy orders, or consecrated life. In addition to those
paths—and in some cases within those paths—are other affiliations and forms
of life that help adherents express their faith fully.
Some religious orders have associate membership, which allows single and
married laypeople to have a close bond with the community. The require-
ments and commitments between communities and their associates, or “co-
members,” vary with each religious order. Generally associates feel drawn to
Catholics have many ways to vibrantly live their faith
commitment. Whether you are single or married, older or
younger, you may find one of these paths suits you.
take many forms
COUR TES Y OF URSULINE SIS TERS, LOUISVILLE, KEN TUCK Y
BY VISION EDITORS