ELIGIOUS LIFE has often been mysterious to those outside its fold.
To get an accurate picture of it, VISION’s publisher, the National Re-
ligious Vocation Conference, commissioned a groundbreaking study
in 2009 about newer members in U.S. religious orders. It shed light on many
realities and destroyed a number of myths. Since that time, the Center for Ap-
plied Research in the Apostolate, which conducted the study, has done further
research confirming the facts behind the myths listed here.
Don’t let common misunderstandings about sisters,
brothers, and priests trip you up on your discernment
journey. Here is the hard data on what’s really happening
in religious life today.
about religious life
JACLYN LIPPELMANN. COUR TES Y OF THE DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF S T. JOSEPH
Kress files into his
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BY VISION & NATIONAL RELIGIOUS VOCATION CONFERENCE