What Are the Qualifications Needed to Become a Religious Sister?

A woman who feels called by God to dedicate her life as a Religious Sister ordinarily must have the following qualifications:

  • A desire to respond to God’s call
  • Capability for the active apostolates of the community
  • Freedom from debts other than educational loans
  • Good health
  • Single person between the ages of 20 and 45
  • Membership in the Catholic Church long enough to understand and to have embraced life, faith, and worship of the Catholic tradition
  • Education or work experience beyond high school