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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Women Entering Religious Life in England and Wales at 25-Year High

Religious orders have become clearer about their own identity, according to Fr Jamison (Photo:Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Forty-five women joined religious orders last year, according to official figures


The number of women entering religious orders in England and Wales has reached a 25-year high, according to new figures.

Forty-five women chose to pursue their vocations last year, the highest number since the 1980s.

Fr Christopher Jamison, director of the National Office of Vocation, said the figure was a “milestone”. Vocations reached their lowest point a decade ago, with just seven women entering religious life in 2004. 

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