The Paulist Associates began in 1998 as a way for people who are not members of the Paulist Fathers, but who are attracted by the charism and character of the Paulists, to explore the spirituality of Fr. Isaac Hecker, the Paulist founder, in their different lives and vocations.
There is a six month period of formation after which the candidates make yearly promises to support and pray for the Paulist mission of evangelization, reconciliation, ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue. The associates meet regularly to share how they have lived the charisms of the Paulists in the workplace and marketplace.
The Paulist Associates are an extension of the Paulist Fathers carrying the message of Fr. Hecker into the world.
If you are interested in exploring the Paulist Associates more fully contact Barbara Murphy at email@example.com