“Indications are that new-style sisterhoods are emerging. Some are new-born. Others are re-born, traditional congregations determined to survive into the 21st Century. Based on present trends of change, this study will suggest what might be expected in the new and renewing sisterhoods of the 21st Century. My goals in brief are: - to provide a common frame of reference for communication on changing sisterhood patterns; - to open detailed information about newborn Vatican II oriented sisterhoods; - To stimulate intra and inter sisterhood discussions in order that the validity and effectiveness of specific change-directions may be better understood, evaluated, adopted or discarded.; - To explore the nature of sixth stage sisters; - to present the above psycho-sociological data in a casual, conversational style; - to facilitate increased awareness of the need for continued cooperative interchange.”                 Lillanna Kopp  1983