MRT-logoA Nun’s Life Ministry visited the Monastery of St Gertrude on a Motherhouse Road Trip, Thursday, September 3, 2015, in Cottonwood, Idaho. The road trip combines social media and in-person events in innovative ways to engage with people about God, faith, and religious life.

A highlight of the road trip is a podcast that is live-streamed (audio and video) over the Internet. Two sisters, Sr. Bernadette Stang and Sr. Carlotta Maria Fontes, joined the hosts—Sister Julie Vieira and Sister Maxine Kollasch—to talk about topics such as discernment, prayer, spirituality, and more. There was also a live chat room where on-line listeners interact with each other and the sisters during the podcast. People from across the U.S. and many other countries watched the podcast and joined the chat room using their computers and mobile devices.

A Nun’s Life team uses social media to inform people about the Motherhouse Road Trip and acquaint them with the host congregation. By posting on Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, the team shares stories, photos, and conversation. After the podcast, the team continues to share the experience online and encourages people to stay in touch with the host congregation.

The purpose of the Motherhouse Road Trip series, which is made possible by a grant, is to help connect Catholic sisters and nuns with an online community that is supportive of vocations and deeply interested in the lives and works of women religious.

A Nun’s Life Ministry was founded in 2006 by Sister Julie and Sister Maxine, who are Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Monroe, Michigan. A Nun’s Life Ministry is a pioneer in combining technology, social media, and vocations outreach in highly interactive and pastoral ways.

A Nun’s Life Ministry encourages people to understand their life as a vocation. The mission of A Nun’s Life Ministry is to help people discover and grow in their vocation by engaging questions about God, faith, and religious life. To help in this, A Nun’s Life brings the tradition of religious life—in areas such as discernment, prayer, and spirituality—into conversation with people’s everyday lives.

Listen to the St. Gertrude’s podcast:

Motherhouse Road Trip

The podcast took place in the Gertrude Room at Spirit Center.

Motherhouse Road Trip

Sisters Teresa, Jane, and Janet monitor the chat room.

Motherhouse Road Trip

The podcast concluded with a picture with the live audience!

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