Washington D.C., Jun 9, 2016 / 15:02 pm
There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.
The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious has released its latest survey of its 120 member communities in 137 U.S. dioceses.
Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, S.V., council chairperson and superior general of the Sisters of Life, said the council is "blessed" to have both older and younger institutes in its membership.
"The presence of the well-established communities lends a wisdom and guiding presence to the newer communities," she said. "I am sure that without the mentoring support and generosity of these superiors, communities such as ours would never have come to fruition."