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The Incredible Shrinking Religious Order
Dr Bobus
@God's Cowboy. The two men's orders most affected have been the Jesuits and the Christian Brothers. Once Latin was dropped as a seminary requirement, vocations to the CB's almost stopped. The number of SJ's in formation in 1985 was about 10% of what it was in 1964.

I agree that almost very order was affected, but some didn't shrink that much and have how shown an uptick. The West Coast Dominican…More
@God's Cowboy. The two men's orders most affected have been the Jesuits and the Christian Brothers. Once Latin was dropped as a seminary requirement, vocations to the CB's almost stopped. The number of SJ's in formation in 1985 was about 10% of what it was in 1964.

I agree that almost very order was affected, but some didn't shrink that much and have how shown an uptick. The West Coast Dominican Province came close to maintaining numbers even during the worst years after Vat II. The Dominican Province in the East of the US has been loaded with vocations for at least 10 years. Ditto for the Dominicans in Toulouse.

The Jesuits, however, keep shrinking, much as the US religious orders of women. One exception, however, is the Nashville Dominicans, who have been doing well for some time--and produced the Dominican Sisters of Mary in Michigian.

The Trappists in the US have been shrinking for some time. And most of the Benedictine monasteries have declined in numbers, some more drastically than others. .

Of course, those groups with Latin liturgy, e.g., FSSP, SSPX, Clear Creek in the US, and Fontgombault in France, have been doing well. In fact, since Vat II Fontgombault made 4 foundations that continue.
GodsCowboy
We could probably see the same kind of decline in almost every religious order. Some of them declined years ago, so today's numbers wouldn't tell the whole story.