Thriving in Ministry at Catholic Theological Union promotes the integrated wellbeing of professionals in Catholic ministry and the environments in which they work. The latest studies on flourishing in ministry, along with our own ongoing research will help us to understand and respond to the needs and realities of religious and lay ministers in the Catholic church. Explore the research. Connect with us. Seek to thrive in your ministry.

Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women/Men Religious

We invite men and women religious from around the world to take the Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women/Men Religious (LSSAW/MR)! Please use one of the links below by choosing the language version (German, Spanish, or English) in which you would like to complete the survey. The survey takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. You will see your personal and confidential scores upon the conclusion of the survey. Thank you so much for your participation and your support of our research on behalf of the well-being of women and men religious.


Teilnehmer/innen Brief               Carta de Presentación para Participantes              English-Participant-Cover-Letter


Thriving in Ministry Leadership

Barbara Linek, MA, ’21

Thriving in Ministry Program Director


Maria Clara Kreis, CDP, PhD, LP
Visiting Scholar for Thriving in Ministry

Explore studies on thriving in ministry and if you are an interested researcher consider doing a project with us.


Contact people and resources at CTU for learning and support as you pursue your own wellbeing in ministry


Consider participating in one of our ongoing programs

Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious

Assessing wellbeing of women religious (across generation cohorts, cultures,) and congregations world-wide.

Contact Us

For general information, contact:

Barbara Linek, MA
Thriving in Ministry