Pin the Prayer on the Catholic?


Okay, show of hands — how many of you are on Pinterest?

Yeah, me too. 

I was slow to get there, and tend to binge-pin, staying away for a while and then visiting late at night and going a bit crazy with pins of shoes, cakes, and pictures of beaches that promise lots of rest and relaxation and very little reality.

pin the prayer on the catholic

As it turns out, Pinterest isn’t just about escaping. In fact, it’s a great resource for things besides shopping and recipes, including insight and information on our faith. Type “Catholic” or “Catholicism” into the search box and you get pins of everything from holy cards and rosaries to patron saints and Pope Francis.

But I like to know that my sources are valid, so that leaves me two choices: following pinners I trust (like’s very own Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard) or relying on resources I go to in other formats. Two of those are Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic Digest.

Visit Our Sunday Visitor Catholic on Pinterest and you’ll find boards on topics ranging from liturgical seasons to Catholic bloggers. As an author (though not through OSV), I especially like the OSV Authors Rock! (Sometimes literally) board, but parents might prefer the boards on Catholic Tech and Social Media and Teaching Catholic Kids. My most recent pin from the OSV boards (“How to Pray a Novena”) came from their Rosary and Prayer Board.

Catholic Digest’s boards are similarly helpful. Topics are more lifestyle oriented (Tips!, Inspiration, Meatless Fridays), but you’ll find inspiration on more sacred topics as well. Much like anything else, the tone of the boards matches the tone of the publication. 

As with so many other topics on Pinterest, I know these boards just scratch the surface of what’s out there. If you’re on Pinterest, what good Catholic information have you found? Share in the comments below!

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Copyright 2014 Lisa Hess


About Author

Lisa Lawmaster Hess is a former school counselor and transplanted Jersey girl who is delighted to (finally) be a stay-at-home mom to her teenage daughter. Lisa writes both fiction and non-fiction and is the author of two books drawn from her work with her students: Acting Assertively and Diverse Divorce. A community blogger for WITF (Six Children and No Theories) and a contributing blogger at The Susquehanna Writers, Lisa's personal blog is The Porch Swing Chronicles. She completely (and unconvincingly) disputes the theory that teaching and blogging are simply ways to avoid revising her novels. Lisa is also the author of one novel, Casting the First Stone.


  1. Thanks, ladies! This was a really fun post to, ahem, research….Looking forward to doing more exploring on the Pinterest page!

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