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Welcome to this CRRA 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 at CRRA institutions. It will also link users to relevant  documents from the Vatican and the Internet. The women's religious institutes highlighted on this guide are those affiliated with CRRA member institutions, those with historically large worldwide memberships, and those that were founded in North America. 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.

Digital Collections at CRRA Institutions

CRRA Digital Collections

Comments and Suggestions

Comments and Suggestions

If you have comments or suggestions that will help make this guide more useful, or if you would like to suggest a topic for a new CRRA subject guide, please email Ted Bergfelt, Chair, CRRA Subject Guides Subcommittee, using the following link: Send Email



Find Books - Founders/Leaders

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