CCVI Associates are dedicated women and men who enjoy coming together in faith and friendship, and are inspired by the history and spirit of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas, to spread the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to those in need.

In the spirit of Jeanne de Matel and Bishop Dubuis and in response to the call of Vatican II for collaboration in carrying out God’s work in the church, the Congregation established the CCVI Associate Program in 1982. Associate communities were formed in many of the locations where the Sisters worked. There are currently Associates in four states.

  • Alexandia
  • Beaumont
  • Boise
  • Houston
  • Long Beach
  • Port Arthur
  • San Bernadino
  • Shreveport

In living their Christian Vocation the Associates exercise their Apostolate through making an annual commitment to live out the following values:


We are inspired by the history and spirituality of the CCVIs; we pray for the Congregation and participate in ministries that are aligned with theirs.


We share faith and friendship with our fellow Associates; we spend time together, support and encourage one another and foster unity and caring.


We demonstrate our baptismal call to holiness by living exemplary Christian lives and spreading the light of Christ to others.



We spread the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by participating in ministries of service within our parish, community and global environment.


We commit ourselves to lives of prayer, sacraments, reflection on scripture and openness to all of the gifts God gives us.

Become an Associate

Participation in the Associate program is open to Christian men and women who have an authentic desire to live out their baptismal call to holiness as committed members of the Body of Christ, and to learning and living Incarnational Spirituality, as exemplified in the charism and ministries of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.