On a recent episode of the Son Rise Morning Show, we discussed Vocations Awareness Week and how Catholic social media can be a part of sharing the joy of living out our vocations.
Vocations Awareness Week is an effort of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Learn more at the USCCB’s National Vocation Awareness Week page.
Bishop Tobin of the Diocese of Providence, RI recently spoke about the impact that joyfully living out vocations can have on others. We discussed some ways Catholic social media can be a part of sharing that joy. There are many bishops, priests, religious and deacons who are actively and joyfully using social-media tools to share their lives and their faith. When I asked my followers on Twitter to share some of their favorites, we got an overwhelming response; check out all their suggestions.
Consider how those of us in the pew can support vocations with social media this week and into the future!
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.