Get thee to a nunnery: What’s behind the surge in the number of women entering convents?

Far from being put off by lives spent in prayer and without a partner, the number of women going into convents has risen six-fold in the past decade and is at its highest in 25 years according to new figures released by the Catholic Church. Dissatisfaction with modern society and a greater awareness of religious life through nuns offering ‘taster weekends’ are factors in the increase, claims the National Office for Vocation of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales. It describes religious life as “an attractive choice for an increasing number of educated and dynamic young and older women.”

  • Brett_McS

    Rechargeable batteries?

  • ntt1

    same reason many young men join islam ;to strive for absolutes . the absolutes our feminized culture is no longer Allowed to offer.

    • Waffle

      Well, it depends . . . everything is relative 😉

  • Valencia

    This new community is growing by leaps and bounds and some of the noviates are very young indeed (18 and 22 years). They are all over Ottawa and always smiling.

    Very inspiring indeed

  • DMB

    The number of men joining the priesthood in Canada is at an all time low. So this is definitely paradoxical.