“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.

At 84 years of age, Brother Michael Callary has yet to hear the call to retirement.