BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- To help more people understand what they do, the Good Shepherd sisters held an open day at Biddeford's St Joseph's convent on Sunday.
The Sisters are busy ladies, helping women and children all over the world whether they're poor, unwed mothers, or just coming out of jail.
Part of the day was spent trying to gain more interest in becoming a sister. There are a number of young women joining the sisterhood from Africa, Brazil, even Haiti, but none from America.
Sister Elaine LaChance says even with these young women coming in, the nun service has lost a lot of interest, though the need for help remains the same.
In case you were wondering how much interest has waned over the years, according to the Associated Press, the number of nuns or sisters in the U.S. has dropped by about 125,000 from 1965 to last year.