The associate formation process is based on the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.
We, as Associates, proclaim to be a part of the international Community of Divine Providence (CDP). Our participation calls us to live in a spirit of unbounded trust in, and openness to, the Providence of God. We challenge ourselves to an ongoing discovery of the richness of the charism entrusted to us by Mother Marie and Bishop Ketteler. We support each other in our diversity of lifestyles while we strive to creatively confront the problems and issues of our time. As prophetic witnesses, we respond in compassion, holding all life sacred.
Associates are a diverse group of men and women who find a deeper connection with God and with others through their relationship with the Sisters of Divine Providence. Associates share the spiritual, communal and ministerial life of the Sisters as their other vocational responsibilities allow.
We invite you to become an Associate of the Sisters of Divine Providence, wherever you live, to participate in:
- life-giving liturgies and prayer rituals;
- the challenging call to social justice;
- the presence and action of a Provident God in your life!
The design represents the earth enclosed in an open trefoil, which is a symbol for the Triune God we call Providence.
Associates come from different backgrounds and maintain their own individual lifestyles. They partner with the Sisters of Divine Providence through mutual covenant.
Resources for Associates that can be downloaded and/or printed.