Phase One

Religious Life Vitality Project

The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology has been embarked on research in the area of the vitality of religious life for some years. The first phase of this work was in collaborative partnership with the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University and the Religious Life Institute, Heythrop College, funded by the Catholic Sisters’ Initiative of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The research team considered the sources of vitality for Roman Catholic female religious orders in the UK and Ireland and reports from this first phase can be found