If you’re on Instagram, take a minute between choosing your next filter, and check out a few accounts listed here.
While by no means exhaustive, or an unequivocal endorsement of all posts – I follow these Catholics. I enjoy their posts. I soak up the beautiful artwork of Catholic tradition alongside the modern graphic art celebrating the saints.
I love seeing the lives of Catholic religious: “media nuns” and seminarians. They remind me that the faith is ever new.
These accounts have inspired me and made me laugh. Most importantly, they make me remember, as I’m scrolling through my phone, that I know Jesus through His people, the Church. They are a picture of the Church, through filters both literal and metaphorical.
Have fun CBC-ers and let me know what accounts you follow!
@happynun1- Sr. Colleen Clair's username is apt. As she snaps pictures of her daily life and work, followers glimpse the life of a consecrated religious in the modern world.
@vaticanpatrons- This is the official Instagram account of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. The organization works to restore the Vatican Museum Collection. So, basically this account is full of breathtaking art from the history of the church.
@CatholicPrblm – Witness the marriage of memes and Catholic jokes. It’s like all those things you laugh about with your friends found a life on the Internet too.
@cassiepeasedesigns - Cassie Pease is a graphic designer who sells Catholic posters, prints, etc. Normally I wouldn't consider including a business in the list, but she posts her designs for use as wallpaper on laptops and mobile devices all with the goal of creating high quality images and text from the Bible and the lives of the saints. I love seeing them pop up on my screen.
@seminarian_ivan - Ivan Torres is a seminarian and eager to share his life and journey to the priesthood.
@biblegeek - Mark Hart loves the Bible and his kids. His account prominently features wisdom from the first and antics from the second. Enjoy both.
@brandrzej - Br. Andrzej Skonieczny is a Capuchin Franciscan. His beautifully artistic photos capture life as a consecrated male religious.
@audreyassad - Audrey Assad's music is beautiful and includes, most recently, a compilation of hymns. Artistically pleasing pictures of her husband, son, and work as a musician decorate her account.
@imaginesisters and @project_fraternity - The Instagram accounts for the Imagine Sisters Movement and Project Fraternity respectively. These two organizations capture the joy of following Christ. It’s a blast to remember that