Who is an Associate Spiritan?
Associate Spiritans are individuals called by God to live in practical union with God in the Spirit. While not vowed Spiritan "brothers" or "sisters", lay Spiritans are an essential part of the Spiritan family. Also called Lay Spiritans, they use their gifts to work with the Spiritan fathers and brothers throughout the Congregation's ministry. Throughout Spiritan history, they have supported the priests in the U.S. and in mission.
By integrating the Congregation's charism into their everyday lives, associate Spiritans are witnesses to the scriptural truth that there are "many gifts, one Spirit." They serve as campus ministers, parish ministers, school principals, researchers, and college professors, sharing Christ's word as missionaries abroad and as social workers, fund-raisers, and after-school program coordinators in America. Read their stories.