Why are there so many different religious orders?

Each religious order has a founder who was inspired to meet a certain need or respond to a specific situation in the history of the Church. Those orders whose mission or charism addresses ongoing concerns, tend to survive, but many religious orders have gone into and out of existence in the Church’s long history. New religious orders are even beginning in our day and age as women and men strive to apply and live the Gospel in these circumstances.

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