Delay of Vocations for Religious Who Professed Perpetual Vows in 2013

A 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 […]

Vocation Crisis? Not What You Might Think…

Yesterday, a study was released by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) of Georgetown University titled, “Consideration of Priesthood and Religious Life Among Never-Married U.S. Catholics”.  A survey was taken of approximately 24,500,000 single Catholics in the U.S. on whether they had ever discerned a religious vocation and why or why not.  […]