Nun's the word


Vocations to female contemplative orders in Italy are booming, according to the Italian bishops' conference. The Vatican's Cardinal Franc Rode believes convents offer what is lacking in much of modern, secular society. In a general sense, he said, it "shows what young generations are looking for today: a space for silence, where they can enter into this silence, recollect, and therefore find - themselves, and find God." Today's young religious sisters give a variety of reasons for joining a contemplative order - Edward Pentin

Nun's the word