Delay of Vocations for Religious Who Professed Perpetual Vows in 2013

Education ExpenseA recent study reveals that of those who professed perpetual vows in 2013 (meaning they entered an average of six to eight years ago), approximately 10% of them were delayed in entering formation by an average of 2 years because of student loans. Today, one in three applicants to religious communities have student loans; how many vocations are now delayed or lost completely?  Read more at National Catholic Register and the press release from the USCCB.

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