Our readersJanuary 16, 2018
Women religious from the Children of Mary Convent in Newark, Ohio, gather during the 2015 annual March for Life in Washington. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)Women religious from the Children of Mary Convent in Newark, Ohio, gather during the 2015 annual March for Life in Washington. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA)

For this special “Women in the Church” issue, America spoke to a number of young women religious about the vital contributions they and their fellow sisters make to the Catholic Church. We have excerpted a number of responses below about the role of women religious and the misconceptions they face from Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

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This graphic has been updated to include sisters in the 80-89 age group.

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