Keeping the sisterhood from extinction: The struggle to save nuns in America

Today, the time-honored notions of service, chastity, poverty, and obedience – sheathed in a habit – seem somewhat removed from the voracious modern orbit in which we live. For years, the number of women stepping forth to devote their lives to the Lord has been in decline – raising fears that the several hundred orders of nuns are not only endangered but teetering on the edge of extinction.

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