The stage brought Sister Donna Marie Ivanko, 81, to religious life, and now she uses the stage to minister in that life.

“I loved what they were doing for the Lord,” explains Sister Paulette Lendacky, 89, of her decision to join the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Danville, Pennsylvania.

Recently, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $25 million in financial assistance to 401 religious communities to aid in the care of senior members.

On March 14-15, the National Religious Retirement Office hosted a property-planning workshop in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of its Tending the Vineyard initiative.