It might be fitting that a group of Catholic nuns who follow St. Paul are finding new ways of promoting Christ. The patron saint of missionaries, evangelists, writers and public workers, who some might call St. Paul the Promoter, is being followed by those who are taking to Social Media and the Internet to expand that spreading of the word. This group, the Daughters of Saint Paul, are part of a larger collective known as the #MediaNuns who use Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram and even TikTok, among other social media sites regularly.
The intention is to reach new groups of people with their message of Christ’s teachings. They look to create good content for these online sources, but also to pray for those who create content that is more problematic. It’s an order hundreds of years old and has evolved from print to online media. They have stories of people who found them online and were drawn back to the church, they also hope that their online presence helps others feel that they are loved.
One of the things the #MediaNuns love to do is to bring YOUR intentions to our prayer. Today we begin our Christmas Novena, and we want to pray for you! Send us your intentions and know that however you're feeling this season, you have Sisters praying for you. God bless you!
— Daughters of St Paul (@DaughterStPaul) December 16, 2019
If you want to see more about how these Sisters go about their task you can find it in your Good News Story of the Day, a video, here. They are teaching us more of how we can use tools, that some might deem lesser, for good.
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