Mission Statement 

Origins  In 1990 weekend meetings were held in Selly Park for those who wished to explore the idea of Associates. This small seed took root and grew into the Associates of the Sisters of St. Paul. 

Who are the Associates? 

The Associates are a group of men and women married or single who share the values, mission and charism of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul the Apostle. 
Associates desire to more fully live Gospel values in the daily circumstances of their lives.  
"The Glory of God is the human person fully alive". (St. Irenaus) 
Associates are well informed, aware of social issues, immersed in a spirituality rooted in Jesus' mission to reach out to the poor and the care of creation. People from all walks of life are welcome to join the Associates of the Sisters of St. Paul. 

Meetings  Each group of Associates is unique and may reflect a different aspect of their charism (gift) but the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always at its heart. 

Lectio Divina or Divine Reading is the reflective reading, listening, praying and sharing a Gospel passage. In an atmosphere of mutual respect and openness each person is allowed to hear with the ear of his/her heart, to listen, meditate and to seek ways to live the Word of God. 
Some may reflect on the life and mission of Geneviève Dupuis (Foundress) and relate to her zeal, enthusiasm and extraordinary faith. They glean much from her courage and resilience and realise that they too bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world through their prayer, life and outreach. 
There may be a “holistic” aspect to a meeting – Spirit, soul, and body so may include a little exercise! 
A cup of tea/coffee and a chat are integral parts of each meeting. 

Purpose of the Associates 

Associates interact, engage and identify with each other and meet at regular intervals. The group members meet to share life experiences, hopes and gifts to enrich the community and the world. Associates provide opportunities for spiritual development by praying together and sharing, supporting and learning from each other.  
"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God". (Hans Von Baltazar) 
҉ Greenhills, Dublin 


If you would like to find out more or to become an Associate contact  
Sister Anna O'Connor 
Mobile: 07969177704 

 Events  Over 40 Associates from all over Ireland attended the Associates Network Meeting on Saturday 12th October 2019 in Clonliffe College, Drumcondra, Dublin Speaker: Fr. Jim Campbell (Blessed Sacrament Father) Topic: "Associating ourselves with the Charisms of the Holy Spirit, we contribute to the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ in the world". 

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