Association of the Child Jesus

A presence of Love

Who are the Associates?
The Associates of the Child Jesus are Catholic men and women, single or married, called by God to live more deeply their baptismal commitment through the charism and spirituality of Anne Marie Martel, the foundress of the Sisters of the Child Jesus and of the Associates. Their link with the Sisters is a spiritual one.

Formation Period
Pre-Associates journey at least for one year with a Sister of the Child Jesus. During this time they discern prayerfully if they can live out the charism of Anne Marie Martel to be a presence of love to the Father and a presence to others, especially the poor or marginalized, for the awakening and deepening of the faith.

Associate Life
Presently there are over thirty Associates in Canada.
The Associates in Canada meet every four to six weeks for a day of reflection to help them better carry out their mission.

The Mission
The mission of the Associates is to follow the example of Anne Marie Martel by allowing the Incarnation of Jesus to be lived out in their daily lives.

For further information contact the Province Superior closest to you. For addresses, go to Where We Are.

Does the life of this woman, Anne Marie Martel, touch me, invite me in any way?

For information on her life, go to Life of Anne Marie Martel.


Updated 22 SEPT 2005