Servants of Jesus Associates

One in Spirit - One in Discipleship

Associate Identity

The Servants of Jesus invite you to consider an affiliation with their community. Associates are women and men outside of vowed member­ship who are committed to Gospel Living. This Christian vocation is rooted in Baptism and continues through Gospel Discipleship. Associates share in the mission and goals of the Servants of Jesus. This relationship is mutually creative, enriching, supporting, and challenges both Associates and vowed members to a deeper Gospel commitment.

Associate Mission Statement

The Associate mission statement parallels that of the Servants of Jesus.

We, the Servants of Jesus Associates,

are called by the Spirit of God to follow Jesus,

the Servant of God,

in companionship with the Servants of Jesus.

We freely choose to live the Gospel

as it unfolds in our call to conversion of life,

our participation in the liberating mission of Jesus,

and our work for justice. We are strengthened and

challenged by our gifted­ness to be with others

in their deepest need

and to enable the People of God to use their gifts in service.

We fulfill this mission as single and married women and men

from a variety of professional, economic,

cultural and educational backgrounds.

Spirit

Associates of the Servants of Jesus describe their spirit as an expressed desire to be ‘one’ with the Servants... a spirit of companions walking a journey of faith together... a spirit like Elizabeth and Mary at the time of the visitation, each bringing life to the other.

Objectives of Association

Living more deeply the Gospel message in the spirit of servanthood in the midst of ordinary living.

Growing in prayer and Christian living and service.

Sharing gifts and talents by working together in service of others.

Gathering for learning about Christian faith, sharing and celebrating.

 

This community may be for you

If you know something about maturity in your love and if you have profound respect for others who have stories to tell.

If you have ever “missed your exit on the expressway” because of being preoccupied with your ministry.

If you can believe in the Lord’s support and the goodness of others even after having
“the roof cave in”.

If you can challenge others and continue to love the next hour or day.

 

If you can say “yes” to any of these,
this Community IS for You!

If you are interested, come spend some time with us, in prayer, in communion and in service.

 

 

Servants of Jesus Associates

 

Servants of Jesus and Associates often share opportunities for prayer and reflection together.

 

 

 

The Associates spent time learning and sharing together

about Scriptural Prayer and Nature

in Muskegon, MI on August 21-22nd, 2015.

 

 

All you works of God, praise and exalt God above all forever.

Let all that grows from the earth give praise.

Cant: Daniel 3:57-88

 

 

 

Praise God all you creature on earth... reptiles and birds on the wing!

Psalm 148

 

... together with the mountains, and hills...

Give praise, you springs...

seas, rivers and [lakes].

taken from Psalm 93

 

 

Give praise...

you servants of the Most High...

Let us bless our God, Holy Mystery,

Source of All Being, Word and Spirit.

Psalm 148

 

 

 

The Associates are open to women and men outside of vowed membership who are committed to Gospel Living. This Christian vocation is rooted in Baptism and continues through Gospel Discipleship. Associates share in the mission and goals of the Servants of Jesus.

This relationship is a mutually creative, enriching, supporting and challenges both Associates and vowed members to a deeper Gospel commitment.

We welcome your interest!

 

To learn more about the Associates of the Servants of Jesus,
please contact:

 

Jean Marie Wojtas, SJ

 

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