South Bay, East Bay San Francisco Area Associate Communities

Mercy Associates gathered for a Renewal Ceremony

The Associates of the Sisters of Mercy:  The Administrative Office of the West Midwest Mercy Sisters is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and the community has facilities in Chicago, IL.; Detroit, MI.; Cedar Rapids, IA; and Burlingame and Auburn, CA. There are 700 Mercy Associates and seven Companions in Mercy who live the charism of Founder Catherine McAuley. In that spirit they live lives of contemplation and service. Serving those who suffer from poverty, homelessness, lack of education and illness.

BVM Associates Barbara and Lori
BVM Associates at BACAR/NACAR Conference at SCU

The Associates of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: The Motherhouse of the BVMs is in Dubuque, Iowa. There are 188 BVM Associates residing in the United States and in Ecuador. Associates join members in prayer, living out the Core Values of Education, Charity, Freedom, and Justice. They support the Corporate Stances of the BVMS and join Associates and Members in mission


The SNDdeN Family
The SNDdeN Family

The Associates of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur: The Province Center of the SNDdN is located in Belmont, California. There are 70 Associates in this Province. Notre Dame Associates come from many walks of life, but all seek deeper experience of Jesus Charism and the Gospel and wish to engage with the Sisters of Notre Dame in service to others.      


Holy Names Sister and Associate

The Associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary      We are women and men who come from all walks of life, who live out our baptismal commitment every day, and who are committed to a life grounded in living out our core values through ministries of presence, hospitality, justice and love. We are individuals called to share our faith and grow spiritually with the Sisters. We are responding to a call to focus our energies on the poor and disadvantaged, and to share in the legacy of the SNJM ministries and charism of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher. She cared deeply for the poor and felt that the greatest poverty was ignorance, especially a lack of knowing one’s God.


The Associates of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Associates of the Sisters of the Presentation

The Associates of the Sisters of the Holy Family

The Associates of the Redwood City Franciscans

The Oblates of the Comaldoles of the New Camaldoli Hermitage