What is an Associate to the Sisters of St. Margaret?
Associates are men and women from all walks of life who want to have a close link with the life and work of the Sisters of St. Margaret. Associates are for most part members of the Episcopal Church, but may be members of other Christian denominations.
Associates are people of faith whose sense of vocation draws them to be related to the Sisters of the Society of St. Margaret. After a period of mutual discernment between the prospective Associate and the Sisters, this connection with the Society is formalized at a Service of Commitment.
The desire to share in the life of the Society leads one to enter into an intentional way of living the Christian life. Each potential Associate crafts a Rule of Life based on the core Rule for Associates. Thus each person’s rule is both unique and yet shares common aspects with all the other Associates of the Society. This Rule of Life is intended to be an aid to living the Christian life, and it resonates with the spirit of the Community. Associates share in the life of the Community through prayer, retreat, ministry, and personal contact.
At present there are 450 Associates. They live all across the USA, as well as in Canada, Haiti and Europe.
Each Associate is a witness to the committed Christian life and whenever possible, testifies to the existence of Religious Orders in the Episcopal Church, and to the life and ministry of the Sisters of St. Margaret in particular.
If you are interested in learning more or wish to explore membership as an Associate, please contact Sr. Carolyn at 781 934 9477 x 702 or by email Carolyn@ssmbos.org, or by snail mail.
From time to time Associates gather for Conferences. We expect to offer an Associates Conference in 2015. Please check this page for updated information.
Current Associates, please send any changes to your contact information to:
Sr. Carolyn at: 781 934 9477 x 702 or by email Carolyn@ssmbos.org, or by snail mail.
This past year we held an event for those interested in learning more about Associates of the Society of St. Margaret. There were many great questions asked, and several who attend have begun the process of becoming an Associate.
We will be scheduling more prospective Associate events soon and if you or someone you know is interested, please contact Sister Carolyn at: 781 934 9477 x 702 or by email Carolyn@ssmbos.org, or by snail mail.
Becoming an Associate
If you have questions or would like additional information about becoming an Associate of the Society of St. Margaret, please contact us at: