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Religious vocation in USA

30/04/2019: General House

National Religious Vocation Conference and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate have published an infographic demonstrating recent trends regarding entrants to religious life and professions in the United States.

Some key points:

  • 440 people entered religious life in 2018.  This number is down from 2017 but still up from 2015.
  • 240 people professed religious vows in 2018, almost double the number from 2015.
  • Half of those surveyed first considered religious life when they were 19 years old or younger.
  • Half of those surveyed entered religious life at the age of 25 or younger. 
  • People are twice as likely to consider religious life if encouraged by somebody else and five times more likely to consider doing so if encouraged by three or more people.

You can look at the infographic data here.

This information shows that there is much we can do to find and welcome those with vocations to the Marist Brothers!

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