Associates of St. Marguerite d’Youville are men and women from all walks of life who make a formal commitment within their own lifestyle to share in the Grey Nuns’ spirituality, mission and ministry without holding membership in the Congregation. An Associate makes a one-year commitment renewable annually.
Like the Grey Nuns who through their ministries reveal the compassionate love of God to the poor, the Associates of St. Marguerite d’Youville pledge to devote time, talents, energy and prayer in service to the needy in the spirit of St. Marguerite while pursuing their own life vocation and work. Current ministries in which the Associates now serve include health care, social services, elder services, secretarial work, care of the homeless, pastoral work in parishes and hospitals, and many others.
“The laity share in the priestly and prophetic office of Christ
and have a special role to play in the mission of the whole people of God
in the church and in the world.”
Vatican Council II