Cost Of Aging Hits Religious Orders Particularly Hard

Dec 3, 2014

The Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand is the home of the Sisters of St. Benedict.
Credit Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Broadcasting

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, younger Americans are having to provide for their elders. 

That trend can also be seen within religious institutions such as monasteries and convents…but there, it’s more pronounced.

That’s putting a strain on congregations’ budgets and prompting some nuns to seek creative ways to provide for their aging sisters.

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