At What Age Can a Woman Become a Nun?

Welcome to our “Ask The Nun” series of informal videos. Today’s question focuses on the age requirement for becoming a nun. Sister Norma Raupple shares her answer.

A woman needs to be  least 18 years old before applying to join the discernment process.  It’s good to have some life experience as a young adult… either going to college or working at a job for a while. During these years  there are many ways to be in contact with Sisters.  There are opportunities to get to know a group of Sisters and for the Sisters to get to know you… before you actually become a member of the community.     Women today are finding that they are attracted to becoming a nun later in life. One can become a nun at almost any age.

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