Associate members are not brothers. They are people who want to associate themselves with the Brothers of Charity while maintaining their own life status. After a preparatory period, associate members promise to share in the spirituality of the Brothers of Charity, in their lives and in their work. They meet regularly and try to determine what answers they should give in light of the spirituality.
Associate members are effectively part of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity. They were recognized in 2002 by the Congregatio Pro Institutis Consecratae Vitae et Societatibus Vitae Apostolicae (Vatican).
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