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A New Generation Of Nuns Talks Habits, Protest And Answering The Call

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The majority of women in the Catholic sisterhood are now in their 70s.

The number of nuns in the United States has declined by more than 100,000 since the 1960s and the population is aging. Those who enter religious life today tend to be older. So, what then draws a younger person into a life of service?

There is no one way to define a woman of the sisterhood. Some orders are cloistered others are not. Some women wear habits, others wear jeans. While many orders work in fields of education and healthcare, today's nuns also take up careers in science, law and even yoga.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss life as a modern-day nun are Sr. Tracy Kemme with Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati; Chaminade Julienne Assistant Director of Ministry and Service and Marianist Sister Nicole Trahan; and Sisters of Notre Dame Director of Mission Advancement Jodee McElfresh.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition August 7 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.