Who are the Companions of Pauline?
Vatican II invited religious to provide opportunities for lay persons to join with them in a common vision to share ideals of prayer, community and ministry.
The Companions of Pauline of the Western Province of the Sisters of Christian Charity have the opportunity to serve with the Sisters in the ministries of the Church. Associates pray with the Sisters and enjoy fellowship with vowed members on certain occasions.
Drawn together by a mutual call to a life of holiness in and for the Church, the Sisters of Christian Charity and the Associate members offer each other the challenge to live and share their baptismal commitment more intensely. In response to the calls of grace to foster the Kingdom here on earth, they share their faith, gifts, and life experiences as a means of mutual support and strength. They challenge themselves to an ongoing discovery of the vision of Blessed Pauline's charism and allow themselves to be possessed and transformed by God, and thus grow in their love for Him and their neighbor.
Associate members of the Sisters of Christian Charity are priests, single and married women or men who desire to embrace the shared vision of the Sisters' foundress, Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt, and touch the world with Gospel vision while remaining in their present lifestyles.
New Companions Welcomed in Louisiana
On June 7 two new Companions of Pauline made their covenant in New Orleans, LA. In a ceremony held in the chapel of the Sisters of Mt. Carmel convent, Gaynell and Louis were warmly welcomed into the New Orleans Pauline Group.
New Companion Welcomed in Illinois
On June 3 Jo made her covenant as a Companion of Pauline in Wilmette, IL. In a ceremony held in the chapel of Sacred Heart Convent, Jo was welcomed into the Chicago-area Pauline Group
New Companions Welcomed in Michigan
On July 20 the Sister Pauline and the Companions of [Mother] Pauline gathered at the former convent at Most Holy Trinity Parish in Fowler, MI. Three new Companions of Pauline were welcomed: Sandra, Peggy and Colleen. After the covenant ceremony they celebrated the event with a special party in honor of Blessed Pauline's 200th birthday.
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