The faithful have a right to associate. The faithful who choose to share living quarters, wear a habit
indoors, and distinctive garb outdoors, and live a religious life without vows in preparation for religious life are
permitted to do so. This is known as a phase of experimentation, and may or may not be known to the bishop. In
some cases, not informing the chancery may be the more prudent route to take.
We always encourage new communities to notify the diocesan Chancellor of their existence, and state that depending
on the resources which come to them, that they may not stay in the diocese.
A majority of the communities listed below have reached the stage of Private Association or higher,
and have received a letter of recognition from their bishop.
Sometimes, a discerner who feels called to be a founder will often be called to a new community. Such
vocations require exceptional graces, and are needed. We suggest that aspiring founders research that which they feel
called to do, and see if there is already an initiative underway. Hence the communities listed on this page.
The following communities simply comprise a list, and have not been assisted by the Fullerton
Society. The Society will eventually have its own website with member links. The below list; the Fullerton Society;
and CONF are three separate entities.