Social Media Infiltrates the….Convent?

Posted May 2, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Networking Buzz

Catholic sisters aren’t always known for being fun. Loving? Sure. Strict? Absolutely. Prayerful? Of course. But along with their rosary beads, habits, bibles, and holy water can we picture the typical sister toting around a laptop and checking her Facebook page? It’s happening more and more. In fact, just last week The Washington Post debuted an article about a group of sisters in Biddeford, Maine who are using not only Facebook, but blogging to attract potential members to their order. Sister Elaine Lachance said, ““You have to go where the young people are. And that’s where they are.”

Kudos to these super fun sisters for reaching out to potential members by meeting them on their level and working with the tools that are available to them. This on the heels of even the Pope having a Twitter account, the Catholic church seems to be coming along in the form of social media.

Tell me, readers, have you seen strange groups or people adopting social media in ways you would have never thought of? I want to hear about it!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."