The present master thesis deals with the self-presentation of religious orders in electronic media, especially with religious womens communities. The decreasing number of members is becoming a major problem for these congregations, since they provide relevant services to the population such as nursing, teaching and further education. Keeping up with the daily business activities is only possible with adequate members within their community. The internet can address the potential target group and provide them with all necessary information about the monastic life and about becoming a nun. In doing so, it is possible for these communities to gain some new members. The empirical analysis of this work consists of different parts. On the one hand there is the website-analysis of the selected womens orders. This analysis was done with a priori designed system of categories. This system helped to compare the websites in terms like structure & layout, information supply and interaction. With this analysis it was possible to give an overview of the findings and to highlight the characteristics of the different congregations. On the other hand, the social-media-analysis helped to gain a view if and with which effort the self-presentation is done on Facebook. To get an international comparison some foreign orders were also taken into the observation. To round off the topic, interviews were taken in order to examine if the communities are aware of the presented problem and if they see the internet as a potential solution to it. In the end it should be possible to map the status quo of the self-presentation and to give a statement how far congregations have realized the need of an adequate web presence and have a adequate self presentation on their websites.