This year, the Sisters of Notre Dame in California received $46,614 in Direct Care Assistance from the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO). The NRRO collects money annually from Catholic parishes and distributes it to religious communities who need help funding the retirement of their elderly members. Any congregation that applies receives a grant if they have members over 70 years of age and have unfunded retirement liability. In 2015 about $25,000,000 will be distributed nationally as Direct Care Assistance to religious communities. The Sisters of Notre Dame in California currently spend about $38,000 to take care of one retired sister for a year. Some of that cost is offset by social security, and some is offset by investment income. The NRRO helps make up the rest. The sisters are very excited and grateful at the news of their grant from the NRRO, and are keeping the contributors in their prayers. If you would like more information about the NRRO, visit their website here.