Today is International Women’s Day, which is also the first day of National Catholic Sisters Week, a chance to honor and share the good work that Catholic religious sisters are doing throughout the United States.
To celebrate this day, why not follow some of the best nuns out there on social media? Here are a few of my favorites, let me know if there are others you like to follow.
1. Sister Brittany: I’ve just recently started following Sister Brittany, a Salesian Sister and distinguished Habited Hipster of 2015. When it comes to social media, Sister B, as she often calls herself, covers a lot of ground: she’s Tweeting and Instagramming and even YouTube-ing. Her humor, down-to-earth explanations of the faith, and love for Grumpy Cat will bring a taste of nun to your social media life you didn’t know you were missing.
2. Sr. Chelsea Bethany: A member of the Daughters of St. Paul, aka the “Media Nuns”, Sr. Bethany is a fellow Tweep, but probably the best part about following Sr. Bethany is following her Snapchat, where she gives followers a rare inside look at “nunly” snaps from the life of a young sister in Chicago. Follow her at: snapchat.com/add/srchelsea
3. Imagine Sisters: Can’t get enough sisters? Want to follow a bunch of sisters of different orders all at once? Check out Imagine Sisters, an online platform dedicated to inspiring young women to imagine a call to religious life. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook for the updates on all things Sisters, all over the U.S.
4. Sr. Miriam James: @onegroovynun on Twitter, caught the eyes of the mainstream media for her series of hilarious tweets about fellow Sr. Mary throughout the course of the Super Bowl this year. A sister with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, based in Texas, Sr. Miriam can also be found on her new podcast, Abiding Together, on occasional YouTube videos, and on her blog at: http://soltsisters.blogspot.com/
— Sr. Miriam James (@onegroovynun) February 8, 2016
5. Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist: One of the best sisterly Facebook pages to follow is the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. One of the largest and fastest growing orders in the United States (who’ve made a few appearances on Oprah), the sisters’ Facebook page includes beautiful photos of life in (and out) of the convent and links to various Catholic news sources. They also post snippets of their latest recording projects, which are as beautiful to listen to as they are to watch. Follow them here: https://www.facebook.com/dsmme/?fref=nf