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Associations of the Faithful

An association of the faithful is a group of the Christian faithful who unite in a common effort: (a.) to foster a more perfect life, to promote public worship or Christian doctrine, or (b.) to exercise other works of the apostolate such as initiatives of evangelization, works of piety or charity, and those which transform the secular world through the workings of a Christian spirit. An association of the faithful may be composed of clerics, lay persons, or clerics and lay persons together and such associations are distinct from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life. Associations of the faithful in the Diocese of Little Rock include but are not limited to the following:

Little Portion Hermitage

Brothers & Sisters of Charity (BSC)

General Minister: John Michael Talbot
Vicar General Minister: Viola Talbot
350 County Road 248
Berryville, AR 72616
Phone: (479) 253-0253
Fax: (888) 420-5678
Internet: www.LittlePortion.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/littleportion

Vocations Director: Viola Talbot
Phone: (479) 981-0027
E-mail: vocations@littleportion.org

Family Monastic

Caroline Shepler
John Michael Talbot
Mark Shepler
Viola Talbot

Celibate Monastic Singles

Shirley Welsh
Claude Pelican
Brian Burke

Celibate Monastic Sisters

Sr. Carolyn Enders
Sr. Juliana Laura Gardner
Sr. Mary Catherine Breidt
Sr. MaryRose Lozier

Celibate Monastic Brothers

Br. Steven Villa
Br. Ismael Oviedo

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Calix Society of Central Arkansas

The Calix Society of Central Arkansas is a unit of the national Calix Society, which is a Catholic organization that helps alcoholics and their families recover and heal. To learn more visit, the diocesan Alcohol and Drug MinistryFor meeting times, see the calendar at the top left of this page or search for this event in our Calendar of Events.

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Catholic Medical Association

Sts. Cosmos and Damian Guild of Central Arkansas

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Catholic Young Professionals Service Organization

Catholic Young Professionals Service Organization brings young adults in central Arkansas together to serve the community in the form of service projects. Members volunteer their time and talents in a variety of ways to help those in need, which includes coordinating with area social service agencies to plan projects.

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Healthcare Evangelization Commission

The Healthcare Evangelization Commission was formed at the direction of Bishop Anthony B. Taylor in 2014. Comprised of representatives from the Catholic health care providers in Arkansas, the commission’s purpose is to coordinate and renew the mission of Christ’s healing presence in Arkansas, while respecting and learning from the unique charisms of other Catholic health care providers in the state.

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Knights of Columbus State Board

The Knights of Columbus is a worldwide Catholic men's organization focusing on charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. To learn more, visit the website for Knights of Columbus.

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Ladies of Charity of Arkansas

The motto for the Ladies of Charity is “to serve rather than be served in humility, simplicity and charity." The mission of the local association is to improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged in the state of Arkansas through education, empowerment and evangelization. Local projects reflect the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul by addressing both the corporal and spiritual needs of those being served. To learn more, visit the website for Ladies of Charity of Arkansas.

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Arkansas

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that provides emergency assistance for local individuals and families in need. To learn more, visi the website for Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Arkansas.

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St. Dymphna Society

The St. Dymphna Society is a Catholic support group for people suffering from mental illness. The goal of the organization is to provide support and help participants realize their value and understand that they are genuinely welcome. For meeting times, see the calendar at the top left of this page or search for this event in our Calendar of Events.

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