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FIRST ASSEMBLY OF ASSOCIATES, Blessed Sacrament Province, April 17-19, 2015, Wilton, CT: The Associate Relationship, Past, Present and Future: Keynote: Sr. Patricia Simpson, CND, Marguerite Bourgeoys: Origins of the Associate Relationship. The registration forms will be mailed in late January, but please start making your plans to attend now.

MISSIONING TO PRAY FOR ASSOCIATE COMMUNITIES: A number of retired Sisters and Associates have been asked to pray for and have a special relationship with a particular Associate community. Associate Joan Pesce gave invaluable service in contacting all involved. If any other Sister or Associate is interested in being a prayer partner for an Associate Community, please contact Sr. Joan at cndassociatesusa@msn.com

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Blog-post by Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA on vocational discernment

If you click on the link below, you can read a recent blog-post by Sister Julia Walsh, a newer member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA). She has been with the community for 8 years and now is discerning making final vows.  (For further reading, MessyJesusBusiness.com takes you to her blogging site.) Sister Julia, a high school religion teacher, has been writing about her discernment for several years. These reflections open the reader to an experience of the blessings/challenges of religious life for today’s newer members. The link is: www.globalsistersreport.org/trends/my-journey-my-family-grandmas-1489

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Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)

New York, December 1, 2014 - The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) applauds the legislatures of Canada and Ireland for their historic passage of laws that respectively target the demand for prostitution or buyers of sex, and decriminalize prostituted individuals. They follow in the footsteps of Sweden, Norway and Iceland, which passed a set of laws, known as the "Nordic Model,” that penalizes the purchase of sex, exempts prostituted individuals from punishment and recognizes prostitution as a cause and consequence of gender violence and discrimination.

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