Anyway, the article from The Observer also points to Worth Abbey's (a Benedictine house with quite a slick website) "Compass Project." This project, unlike the other "taster" weekends, is aimed at a younger crowd -- roughly 20-35 years old -- and is a program spread over a number of weekends. And, of course,
if all else fails, there is one more option open to convents: importing nuns. Some Irish nunneries have been propping up their numbers with Polish women.Man, we've come a long way from child oblation.