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Why these Catholic nuns are killing it on Twitter

Pope Francis has helped modernize the face of the Catholic Church through technology. He’s the first Pope to ever take a selfie, send regular messages through Twitter—inspiring his own set of “popemojis“—and he even participated in the first virtual papal audience in the Church’s history.

And Catholics around the world, like The Daughters of St. Paul in Boston, are following suit.

These nuns are spreading the word of the Church using Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Twitter. They see social media as a way to engage with their followers and make themselves more accessible to young people who might have questions about religious life. It’s as easy as looking up ‘#MediaNuns.’

“Every tweet is a soul,” said 32-year-old Danielle Lussier, who is two years shy of becoming a nun.

Fusion’s Mariana Atencio spent a weekend with the Sisters at the convent to find out how their tech savviness is attracting a new, young generation of followers.

 

Watch Mariana’s full trip to the convent:

 

Why these Catholic nuns are killing it on Twitter

Pope Francis has helped modernize the face of the Catholic Church through technology. He’s the first Pope to ever take a selfie, send regular messages through Twitter—inspiring his own set of “popemojis“—and he even participated in the first virtual papal audience in the Church’s history.

And Catholics around the world, like The Daughters of St. Paul in Boston, are following suit.

These nuns are spreading the word of the Church using Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Twitter. They see social media as a way to engage with their followers and make themselves more accessible to young people who might have questions about religious life. It’s as easy as looking up ‘#MediaNuns.’

“Every tweet is a soul,” said 32-year-old Danielle Lussier, who is two years shy of becoming a nun.

Fusion’s Mariana Atencio spent a weekend with the Sisters at the convent to find out how their tech savviness is attracting a new, young generation of followers.

 

Watch Mariana’s full trip to the convent:

 

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