Paulist Associates

For many years, the Paulist Fathers have worked together with lay people in their foundations and ministries. To allow them to have an even more intimate connection with the Paulist Fathers, the Paulists created the Paulist Associate program. Men and women – even non-Catholic Christians – are invited to freely associate themselves with the Paulist spirituality and charism by making a commitment to embody the ideals of the Paulists in their daily living. With these associates, the charism of the Paulists – incarnating the Roman Catholic faith in North American culture – is extended beyond the limited membership of the Paulist community itself.

The monthly newsletter of the Paulist Associates.

Lectures and discussions in streaming audio.

Upcoming retreats, gatherings and meetings of Associates groups across North America

Where to Find Us
Become an Associate

The Paulists welcome new associate members in any of the following locations: Italy, Toronto, Arizona, California, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Facebook Group

We invite all Paulist Associates to join our Facebook group, with news, photos, thoughts, and reflections from Associate communities across North America. The group is open only to existing Associates. If you’re not an Associate, please consider becoming an Associate.


Go to the Paulist Associates Facebook group.

Associates Leadership

Angela's career is motivated by a desire to build stronger communities. She strives to offer these energies to the Paulist Associates.

Paula's hope for the Associates is to find consistent ways to learn from one another and deepen our spirituality.

Cathy has been associated with the Paulists for more than forty years in many positions, ranging from music leader to lay advisory board member.

Terry hopes to find ways to raise awareness of the Paulist family in order to inspire more associations with the Paulists as well as new vocations.

Father Frank Desiderio, CSP, serves as first consultor of the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Michael Kallock, CSP, is based at the Paulist Fathers Motherhouse in New York City.

Father Paul Robichaud, CSP, is the Paulist Fathers historian and is presently at work on a general history of Paulist ministry.

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