Despite the age of women in religious orders, these women in their 20s, 30s and 40s felt -- and heeded -- their calling.
Global Sisters Report
Essay: The traditional vows of religious communities aren't so traditional anymore. Here's how they've been updated for the modern world.
Mother Tekla Famiglietti is an orthodox leader who has, for more than three decades, built a power base with considerable financial prowess.
Essay: There are fewer women joining religious communities. But all is not lost: There are other alternatives for women who want to serve.
Three days into its 6,500-mile journey from Ellis Island in New York to Angel Island in San Francisco, the Nuns on the Bus tour for immigration reform cruised into Charlotte on Friday.
The Nuns on the Bus on Wednesday kicked off a tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a push to legislation in Congress.
Human trafficking is so widespread that congregations of women religious are uniting in a nationwide effort to limit its reach.
The effort will focus on broader education about sex and labor trafficking, legislative advocacy for stricter laws and penalties for traffickers, and wider support for victims through much-needed social services and employment.
Editorial: One lingering question after a triennial meeting of some 800 Catholic sisters: Can the most educated women religious in church history determine their own course?
A group of LCWR supporters keeps an hour-long vigil monthly in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pray, sing and tell stores about specific sisters.
Maltese Sr. Carmen Sammut, the leader of her congregation since 2011, takes over from the first American to hold the post.