Behold, The Millennial Nuns

For HuffPost, Eve Fairbanks reports on a new generation of young women exploring vocations as Catholic nuns. The number of nuns has dropped from 180,000 in 1967 to fewer than 50,000 in 2010, but the thanks to apps such as, the religious life is attracting some young, high-achieving women. Fairbanks writes,  “And the aspiring sisters aren’t like the old ones. They’re more diverse: Ninety percent of American nuns in 2009 identified as white; last year, fewer than 60 percent of new entrants to convents did. They’re also younger.”

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