Associates other interests include; writing, composing, research, painting, embroidery, a wide variety of sports, volunteer work, gardening, theater, crafts, cooking, music, travel, sculpting, stamp collecting, crochet, photography, singing, illustrating, computers, and basket weaving. One associate paints Icons and another is a Docent at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Several Associates enjoy Yoga, and Meditation and one enjoys Blogging. Most of the Associates shared their love for spending time with their family and friends.
Associates’ opinion with regards to the present Associates’ “Identity Statement” was interesting. Over 67% said that the statement closely described what they feel called to live as an Associate of the USC Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Only 20% said that the identity statement was an adequate representation of who we are at the moment, but it still needs to be developed further. No one agreed with the statement that the identity statement did not reflect their experience of, or hopes for the Associates of the USC Province. Additional comments included, that the statement needs to be more in the forefront of consciousness and lived experience of our shared mission.
Cathy Knapik, Associates Committee, Co-Chair