Today, the time-honored notions of service, chastity, poverty, and obedience – sheathed in a habit – seem somewhat removed from the voracious modern orbit in which we live. For years, the number of women stepping forth to devote their lives to the Lord has been in decline – raising fears that the several hundred orders of nuns are not only endangered but teetering on the edge of extinction.
Hollie McKay has been a Fox News Digital staff reporter since 2007. She has extensively reported from war zones including Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma and Latin America, and investigates global conflicts, crimes against humanity, terrorism and human rights abuses around the world. Follow her on Twitter.