BACAR – Bay Area Conference of Associates & Religious, Inc.

San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas of California

BACAR Logo - Shell underneath BACAR acronym

The scallop shell is the sea shell used as the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. The dish used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens in Baptism is often scallop-shaped. The scallop, too, is a symbol for the Apostle James the Greater.

The Bay Area Conference of Associates and Religious (BACAR) is a network of women and men associates and religious who gather together for prayer, mutuality, inspiration, support and friendship. To facilitate these goals BACAR sponsors discussion groups, conferences, and an electronic newsletter. These activities create opportunities for promoting, developing and nurturing lay-religious relationships, community and ministries in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. Associates and Members of Religious Institutes can remain connected and share information on pertinent topics.

Prayer - the act of communicating with a god or spirit in worship

Mutuality - same relationship each to the other: mutual predators. Directed and received by each toward the other; reciprocal: mutual respect. Possessed in common: mutual interests.

Inspiration - A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.

Support - support, uphold, advocate, back, champion mean to favor actively one that meets opposition

Friendship - a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection and respect along with a degree of rendering service to friends.

BACAR Upcoming Events

BACAR Discussion Group

Theme - Let the Call be Heard
We will be discussing this article from Sr. Joan Chittester. O.S.B. who states, "We must look to one another for the wisdom of experience each of us brings to the table from a different part of life, another facet of living, a completely distinct perspective on b…
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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