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Associates share the life and mission of the SSJ-TOSF in various capacities, responding to the distinct gifts with which each is endowed. In a spirit of interdependence, associates embrace those values, goals and modes of action that reflect the congregation's mission statement:

"Dedication to Jesus Christ involves us intimately with His liberating and reconciling mission: to make God more deeply known and loved, and in so doing, draw all persons to a more free and full life.

Together with all our sisters and brothers who strive for a more just world, we undertake those activities which will promote the material and spiritual development of the human family."

Associates share common values and vision with the sisters. By Baptism, guided by the spirit and values of the Franciscan charism, Associates are called to advance the Kingdom of God on earth, to fashion a new world, and to continue the life of the Church. Sisters and Associates offer one another mutual support and challenge one another to live our faith and commitment to Jesus.

Associates and Sisters form communities of faith and service for sharing their gifts in a mutual experience of prayer, community and service.

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