'Millennial nuns are thriving ... not dying off'

12/14/2020 12:47 pm

"That's what religious life is," shares Sister Julia Walsh ithe KIRO Radio News report, "Millennial nuns are thriving: 'We are not dying off." She is one of two sisters interviewed for the story, both considered to be of the millennial generation of women religious, serving and living intergenerationally in their respective communities.


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"For some reason, that's interesting to people," says Sister Julia in response to the statement "there are more American sisters over the age of 90 than there are under 60," a statistic cited by KIRO Radio News. "But I think what matters more is religious life has always been an intergenerational experience. There's always been younger and older women living together, sharing life committed to the same values. That's what religious life is, and I wouldn't want it any other way." 

To listen to the interview in its entirety, visit mynorthwest.com.

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