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The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, clothed five new novices on August 17.

The Carmel of  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, clothed a new novice on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, and received a new  postulant yesterday on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, clothed five new novices on August 17.  Four sisters made their first vows.

The Carmel of  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, clothed a new novice on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, and received a new  postulant yesterday on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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BarbaraTherese

Is it me or has responding to a potential call to the priesthood and/or religious life have increased?  There also seems to be more ordinations and/or final religious professions.

Anyone have statistics?

 

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AveMariaPurissima
17 hours ago, BarbaraTherese said:

Is it me or has responding to a potential call to the priesthood and/or religious life have increased?  There also seems to be more ordinations and/or final religious professions.

Anyone have statistics?

 

You might be on to something there: https://www.globalsistersreport.org/news/trends/cara-survey-shows-uptick-number-men-women-taking-perpetual-vows-55834 

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JHFamily

Unfortunately, 240 per year is rather pathetic, even if it is an uptick.  That amounts to less than 5 per state. 

There are hotspots, however, that bring hope.  I know one parish that has 4 young ladies in the same novitiate.  My home parish has been getting one stable vocation (meaning that they haven't left the novitiate -- we've had more than that actually enter) for the last 4 years.

 

 

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BarbaraTherese
3 hours ago, AveMariaPurissima said:

I am hoping so. :)   Thank you for the article.

 

3 hours ago, JHFamily said:

Unfortunately, 240 per year is rather pathetic, even if it is an uptick.  That amounts to less than 5 per state. 

Even if the increase is only slight, it is an increase and I am grateful for it.  I hope and pray it will grow - even if it is only one little step at a time.

I am surprised that there are not comprehensive statistics put out by the hierarchy.  I did think there would have been with each diocese making reports to a central body.

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