JIM BICKETT,AshleyVanAvermaete,and Marge Bicketttake part in afirst commitmentceremony asassociates for thePoor Handmaidsof Jesus Christ.
OD CALLS ALL OF US to be true to ourselves and live in sync withour deepest longings and gifts, whether that be within marriage,
single life, holy orders, or consecrated life. In addition to thosepaths—and in some cases within those paths—are other affiliations and formsof 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 requirements andcommitments between communities and their associates, or “co-members,” varywith each religious order. Generally associates feel drawn to the charism—the
Among the four main vocations of single life, marriage,
consecrated life, and holy orders, you’ll find a range of
options. One of them is right for you!
Explore the different
types of vocations
BY VISION EDITORS
COURTESY OF POOR HANDMAIDS OF JESUS CHRIST
RELIGIOUS LIFE:VOCATION BASICS