As women choosing life in the Catholic sisterhood declines across the US, members of convents are getting creative with how they try to attract new women to religious life. A group of women religious across the Pittsburgh region organized a 24-hour “Convent Crawl”, inviting single, Catholic women potentially interested in pursuing a religious life to spend a day touring four different area convents in an introduction to the sisterhood. Read the story by the Tribune-Review’s Megan Harris here.
Bottom photo: Katherine Lee, 25, of Fox Chapel, takes a peek into the bedrooms of the group of women religious that live at Evergreen Covent in Millvale on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The convent was the last stop on a 24-hour “Convent Crawl” meant to introduce single Catholic women potentially interested in a life in the sisterhood to the ins and outs of religious life.