Pathways to Religious Life (inbunden)
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Gaunt, Thomas P.
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Pathways to Religious Life (inbunden)

Pathways to Religious Life

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An in-depth examination of the many familial, educational, and societal factors influencing the decision of young men and women to enter religious life today in the United States.
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Katarina Schuth, Reading Religion For anyone who is curious about changes in Catholic religious institutes of women and men, Pathways to Religious Life is a treasure-trove, and its breadth and depth make it appealing and worthwhile for many readers. ... The book not only provides considerable insight into the Catholic Church, but also reveals a significant vision of the role and effects of religion in the United States. I find it to be a valuable resource and I highly recommend it.

James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide During a time when discussions about vocations to religious life meet with either heated debate or eerie silence, the CARA authors offer clear and well-reasoned research on what encourages and discourages young women and men in their discernment process. The leadership of religious orders will be both challenged and consoled by their thoughtful research and wise recommendations. Pathways to Religious Life offers us critical insights into the multiple
factors forming and shaping the decision of hundreds of young people each year to seek a life of consecrated service in the church in the United States today.

Sister Sharon Dillon, S.S.J.-T.O.S.F., Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference Pathways to Religious Life helps readers find reasons for hope in the future of religious life as it navigates contemporary studies and statistics on vocations in the US. A must-read for anyone working in vocation or young adult ministry or concerned about ensuring the continued legacy of Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests.

Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Endowed Professor Emerita, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, MN More than any other research in recent decades, Pathways to Religious Life makes available indispensable information about generating vocations to the religious life and priesthood. This readable and valuable book examines more than a decade of studies that explain the major influences shaping vocational choices, from family and parish, to education and beyond. It also offers a series of vital reflective questions to guide those responsible for sustaining
vocation ministry. Moreover, it will enlighten and encourage all Catholics concerned about future leadership and service in the church, especially parents of young people who might be considering religious life.

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Father Thomas Gaunt, S.J. is the Executive Director of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. Prior to CARA, he served in Jesuit governance as the Socius/Executive Secretary of the Jesuit Conference for nine years and the Formation and Studies Director of the Maryland and New York Jesuits for seven years. After ordination, he spent ten years as a pastor and as Director of Planning in the Diocese of Charlotte. Father Gaunt is actively involved with the L'Arche Communities in Washington, DC.


Chapter 1: An Overview of the History of Religious Life in the United States Chapter 2: Population Trends among Religious Institutes since 1970 Chapter 3: The Influences of Families on Religious Vocations Chapter 4: The Influences of College Experiences on Religious Vocations Chapter 5: The Influences of Volunteer Programs on Religious Vocations Chapter 6: Other Factors Influencing Religious Vocations Chapter 7: Associates and Religious Institutes Chapter 8: New and Emerging Religious Communities Chapter 9: International Sisters and Priests in the United States Chapter 10: Learnings for Vocation Directors