“The love and devotion to Mary is what drew me to this community,” says Sister Barbara Jean Laughlin, 83, a member of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon.

Benedictine charism is in Sister Christine Rausch’s blood. In fact, four of the five children in her family are Benedictines.

In June, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $25 million to 360 religious communities to aid in the care of senior members.

On Thursday, May 10, roughly 40 women and men religious from five (arch)dioceses gathered to learn more about the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO).