Challenges women religious congregations

Challenges women religious congregations


"Our desire is to live with vibrance"

Sr. Pat Murray, executive secretary of UISG


The webinar "Our Sisters, Our Future: Health and Spiritual Care for Aging" March 9 heard from presenters that the percentage of sisters who are elderly is expected to increase globally over the next decades, not just in areas such as Europe and the Americas where the number of sisters is already declining and congregations are aging.


The focus group participants said it is difficult and expensive to provide health care for elderly sisters, especially those with dementia; it's hard to provide facilities for elderly sisters while not isolating them from the community; mental health care is especially difficult to provide, and it's challenging to meet their emotional and spiritual needs.


The webinar was sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, with a second session scheduled for April 11.


Read the article of Global Sisters Report


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