Partners in Prayer — Associates in Ministry and Development
FHM Associates are men and women, married, single or religious who affiliate themselves with the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. They partner with the sisters in ministry, prayer and development.
Evangelical Counsel: Associates do not take vows. They promise fidelity to the Holy Mother Church.
Communal Life: Associates live in their own homes and in various States. They host annual meetings.
Age Requirement: None
Habit: Associates do not wear the Habit.
Membership: Membership is open to all races, languages and cultures.
Formation: Members attend social justice workshops, spiritual direction and participate in faith sharing in their various communities.
An initiation ceremony takes place yearly. An Associate Director is assigned from among FHM Sisters.
The Associates, like the Sisters, adopt the following:
Associates are FHM partners in Prayer, Ministry and Development. They assist the sisters with vocation promotion and fundraising for their mission.
Associates are invited to embark on various ministries to the need of the region in which they live. They are to integrate spiritually, catechesis and projects on development in response to the needs of our time.
Associates are encouraged to internalize the following:
Come and join us in transforming self and the world with prayer and good works in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, Mother Mary and the Gospel.
The Associate Program Franciscan Handmaids of Mary (AFHM)
2340 Bell Street, #106
Sacramento, CA 95825
The Associates Program Franciscan Handmaids of Mary (AFHM)
63 Bayside Lane
Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 227-5575 OR (718) 984-1625