One good trick to get vocations at IRL’s meeting Saturday

There are some awesome speakers at this weekend’s Institute on Religious Life National Meeting in the Chicago area.

But your greatest advantage may lie outside of the halls of these stellar speakers.

You see, there will be hundreds of young, faithful Catholics at the meeting, and you can start some great relationships there.

I’ve got a technique for vocations that’s sure to be a winner. Continue reading

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Church expert speaks on social media for religious communities

Sisters on Facebook, Dan RogersHow would you like to have 358,000 Facebook fans? And why is that important?

How can you get that many fans? Read about what social media is all about, and how it can serve religious communities. Dan Rogers, creator of the Imagine Sisters movement, recently gave a presentation at the Institute on Religious Life’s Los Angeles conference. See his website at The Art of Story in the New Evangelization.

Dan is a seminarian and is spot-on when it comes to the use of the modern media for the Church. I met him at an IRL conference in the Chicago area a few years ago, and I hope we see more men like him serve as leaders in the Church.

(Register for the IRL National Meeting in Mundelein, IL this year!)

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How to get people to like you without really trying

New aspirant of the Mercedarian Sisters

This photo of Yvelyne Bernard, the newest aspirant of the Mercedarian Sisters, is now featured as our Facebook cover image.

Some years ago there was a play, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

We’ll, I’d like to turn the phrase a bit and talk about how to get people to like your Facebook page without really trying. Sometimes all it takes is spending an hour at the beginning of each week making posts to your Facebook page. Continue reading

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