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A Research Guide from Atla's CRRA Program

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Welcome to this subject guide designed to connect Catholic Portal users to materials on women's religious institutes. It provides links that will search the Catholic Portal for books and other types of hard copy materials, and to digital collections. It will also link users to relevant  documents from the Vatican and the Internet. We hope you will find this guide useful.


The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University has completed a longitudinal study of women religious in the United States drawing on data reported by the religious institutes of women listed in the Official Catholic Directory.

St. Teresa of Kolkata
A nun
A nun with a headress like wings
A nun at a desk
Painting of a nun
A nun of shipboard
A nun contemplating a crucifix
Nuns at the beach, bare foot, in the water
a modern nun speaking

Digital Collections

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