Associates of the Daughters of Jesus
A history of meetings
between men and women from different countries and continents where the Daughters of Jesus are present:
In our neighbourhoods, at work or in our commitments, we have had the opportunity to meet and get to know the Daughters of Jesus.
Through our sharing, a fraternal relationship has developed. Little by little, we have discovered more about the spirit that makes them live.
Touched in our desire for a spiritual life that animates our personal, family, social and professional life, today, with the support of the Daughters of Jesus, we help each other to live our vocation as baptised people.
Together, married or single, deacons, priests or lay people, with the Sisters we build a way of being a community in the Church in the areas where we live.
Becoming an Associate
It means being part of a spiritual family where life,
with its doubts,
its joys and its sorrows,
is shared in all simplicity.
It means listening together to the Word of Jesus:
“Come, follow me”, and opening the door of our lives to him.
It means joining and inviting others
to act and pray.
Contributing in our daily lives
to “humanising life”.
Hearing the call of “Laudato Si”.
The meetings, the times of revitalisation and deep sharing
help us to advance,
and invite us to begin to,
and continue to serve “as Jesus would.”
A pathway of humanity
the same breath of life animates all of us
in our everyday lives,
whatever the environment or country we belong to.
a common desire
to honour the Sacred Humanity of the Son of God,
to follow the same path of humanity
and humanisation as Jesus.
A family of sisters and brothers who accompany each other on the road towards the poor.
We share with the sisters a bond of humanity, of fraternity, their charism, in the spirit of Jesus.
“I feel accompanied and supported in my spiritual life.”
“The “sacrament of the brother” can be lived with the Sisters!”
“With the help of the Congregation, in my daily life, I live more simply and in the way of Jesus.”
“The Word of God teaches me how Jesus was close and attentive to people…”
“The Word of God is the source of my actions.”
“By meditating on the Word of God, we can recognise the place of the Spirit, his
presence acting in us and in others.”
“The Gospel allows me to take the measure of my commitment as an Associate, and more broadly, as a Christian.”
We believe in the importance of welcoming with humility and simplicity, and of trusting in the action of God in the heart of each person.
“When I am close to another person in the way of Jesus,
I feel humble and sensitive to his or her need.
I feel useful to other human beings.”
“I try to put myself ‘in the shoes of the other’. I do not judge.”
to be available. And drawing from the Source, in prayer.
Discovering a human Christ and seeing him in our brothers and sisters.
Putting ourselves at the service of those in need, through visits, a smile, a word, material, or financial help.
“The Lord does not disturb us. He lets us “disturb” him and always answers present in the silence or turbulence of our lives.”
“To serve humanity through the power of the Holy Spirit in my environment.”
“This allows me to better accept my humanity with my strengths and weaknesses.”
“To be bridges by reaching out to those who suffer, by being in solidarity, by serving…”
We take care of our environment and our common home, we participate in events for justice, peace, environmental protection.
“It helps me to deepen my faith, to live daily in the footsteps of Jesus, to become aware through rereading, to draw closer to God, to others, and to give thanks.”
“I appreciate being associated with a Congregation whose charism is relevant to my daily life. The meetings are times of revitalisation.”
We are aware that every person deserves to be treated with dignity.
As Associates, based on the love of God in our hearts, we can contribute to giving people back their dignity.
“Each encounter with Jesus in his Word always challenges me to contribute to the happiness of others, to intervene for the cause of the weakest, the most abandoned, the most fragile, those who suffer in body, mind and heart.”