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New novices start online: study shows sisters could up their internet outreach

Catholic women religious know using the internet to recruit new sisters is effective, and though few have a strategy for exactly how to do that, they're willing to learn, new research shows.

A study released April 18 by A Nun's Life Ministry says most congregations have an online presence — usually a website and a Facebook page — and are eager to further their use of the internet to connect with women discerning a call to religious life.

The certainty of uncertainty

Each day brings new challenges to our expectations, our traditional values, our long-held ideals. The phenomenon of uncertainty, however, is not limited to national events. It is apparent that all aspects of human experience are subject to some degrees of uncertainty. Realizing this may cause a crack, or at least, send a shiver, to our formerly rock-solid core of belief.

Q & A with Mary-Cabrini Durkin, carrying God's love into the world

Mary-Cabrini Durkin was an Ursuline Sister of Cincinnati for 41 years and an educator and is now part of the secular institute of the Company of St. Ursula, USA. Worldwide, the Company of St. Ursula has 800 members, who carry their relationship with Christ into the world in their particular country, culture and occupation.

What is AMOR?

GSR Today - The Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious XVII was my sixth AMOR gathering. Each meeting gave me the opportunity to learn about the shifts in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries' politics, as well as women religious' responses to changes in societies.