The Vocation Network for Catholic Religious Life and Priesthood website
Vocation Network will make it easier for people to select an order
A website has been set up to help women and men who are considering entering the priesthood or religious life find an order that is right for them.
The Vocation Network for Catholic Religious Life and Priesthood asks users a series of questions including whether they wish to become a priest, nun, monk or missionary.
Visitors to the site are also asked if they want to live in enclosed or active orders, whether they wish to live in a small groups or large, and whether they want wear a habit. They can also specify which part of the world they would prefer to work in and how often, ideally, their community would pray together.
Last year 18 women joined enclosed orders in England and Wales, and another 27 joined active orders, according to the BBC.