From Catholic News Agency:
A three-year survey of women’s religious life in the United States has concluded with the filing of a final report by the Vatican-appointed Apostolic Visitator Mother Mary Clare Millea.
“Although there are concerns in religious life that warrant support and attention, the enduring reality is one of fidelity, joy, and hope,” Mother Millea said in a Jan. 9 release announcing the submission of her findings to the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Along with her comprehensive report on women’s religious communities, Mother Millea is presenting individual reports on nearly 400 religious institutes to the congregation’s secretary Archbishop Joseph Tobin. These reports are likely to be completed by the spring of 2012.
The report states that a date has not been set for Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life to announce its conclusions from the report.
Ann Carey, author of Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Communities, has written some pieces for Catholic World Report about women’s religious in general and the visitation in particular: