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<b class='callout'></b> Associates, associate candidates, BVMs and friends gather on the Motherhouse steps at the beginning of the Associate Summer Retreat, July 13, 2012 <b class='callout'></b> The group gathers in St. Joseph Hall to begin the weekend retreat. <b class='callout'></b> Mary Ellen Madden (center), BVM staff member at the 8th Day Center for Justice, looks forward to the retreat experience at Mount Carmel. <b class='callout'></b> C. Jean Hayen, BVM leads the retreat group in prayer as the new outreach coordinator, Kathleen Gluld (foreground), and other retreat members lift up their hands. <b class='callout'></b> In the chapel, associate candidate Kimberly Emery of Virginia (l), and Holy Family High School principal, Nancy O'Sullivan (Glendale, Calif.) pause in spiritual reflection. <b class='callout'></b> The new associates enter the chapel for the commitment ceremony. <b class='callout'></b> The new associates respond to the question: What do you ask of the congregation? <b class='callout'></b> Amidst congratulatory hugs, the newly committed associates receive their pins and stoles from their companions and other associates. <b class='callout'></b> Welcome to our new associates (l. to r.) Michele Miller, Kathleen Weishaar, Nannie (Teresa) Allen, Eileen O'Shea and Barb Roy! <b class='callout'></b> A happy and committed group of new and 'old' associates are ready to embrace and share the BVM charism and core values.