IBVM Associate Relationship
Who are the IBVM Associates?
Women and men, single and married, who desire to share the charism and mission of the IBVM and have been invited by a sister or an associate.
What is their purpose?
Associates aim to embrace and embody Mary Ward’s vision and values in the world through a mutually empowering relationship with sisters and fellow associates.
What is expected from an associate?
Sisters and associates share a mutual responsibility to live the values of Jesus and Mary Ward in their everyday lives through:
Promoting the leadership of women
Practicing inclusivity, mutuality, flexibility and right relationship with all of creation
Fostering grateful awareness of their personal gifts, and using them courageously in service to the vulnerable and marginalised in our society
What benefits can associates expect from the relationship?
By ongoing communication and celebration, and by participating in the Mary Ward Circles, associates can count on:
The support of a praying community
The joy of friendship with sisters and other associates
A deepened appreciation of the IBVM vision and values
Support in living out their personal vocations
Spiritual connectedness through ritual and faith sharing
Solidarity in social action
Who co-ordinates the IBVM Associate Relationship?
Jeanne Cover IBVM
Coordinator of IBVM Associate Relationship
IBVM Leadership Office
70 St. Mary Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J3
416-925-2883 Ext: 7507