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2019 Lenten Photo Journey

This past weekend my husband and I began discussing our Lenten sacrifices. While Lent is pretty late this year (Easter is in mid-April!), it yet still managed to sneak up on me. Ash Wednesday is less than a week away!

The Catholic Sistas Lent Photo Journey is a perfect way to integrate something I already do daily (take photos) with the season of Lent. The Lent Photo Journey allows me to integrate the Lenten season into my daily life, encouraging me to notice God’s presence in my life and search for God in new and different ways.

I’m delighted to lead the Catholic Sistas Instagram Lent Photo Journey again with some wonderful friends and sisters in Christ, CelesteKristin, Laura, Mandi, Rosemary, Sarah, (and find me here). I invite y’all to join us in recognizing God’s presence in everyday things. These things can be people and situations around us, activities we do, events we attend or participation in, or anything in our daily lives. And some of our photos can be from previous moments in our lives, such as a celebration, vacation, or a moment we recognized as important and snapped a photo of it, not realizing until now God’s presence in that moment. By sharing these photos on social media, we make note of how God has touched us and share this moment of God’s presence with others.

I’m excited to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for us all in our photos. And I look forward to sharing with this Lenten Photo Journey with y’all. Happy clicking (or cell phone screen touching)!

HOW THE 2019 LENT PHOTO JOURNEY WORKS

• Catholic Sistas pre-determined a photo reflection word for every day during Lent. You snap a photo (or find a photo in your photo archives) related to that word and share it on social media. The photo does not have to be faith-themed. The goal of our Photo Journeys and Challenges are for us to see God in our everyday lives. Download the graphic with those reflection words here (and see it below).

• When posting your photos on social media, use the hashtag #CSLentIPJ and any other appropriate hashtags (#mery, #virtue, #neighbor, #love, #Lent, etc) with your Photo Journey photos. The #CSLENTIPJ hashtag allows us at Catholic Sistas, as well as everyone else in the Catholic Sistas community, to search Instagram and other social media platforms for others who are participating in the Photo Journey. Using this hashtag will also help us be able to share your photos on our Instagram stories. (Note: CSLentIPJ mean Catholic Sistas Lent Instagram Photo Journey)

• Speaking of hashtags, did you know you can follow a hashtag on Instagram? Follow #CSLENTIPJ to see all Catholic Sistas Lent Photo Journey photos. To follow, tap any hashtag (example: #flower) you see on Instagram (or search for a hashtag). Tap the blue Follow button at the top of the screen. Once you follow a hashtag, you’ll see its photos and videos appear on your feed and in your stories. You’ll see it in the Following section of your profile. To unfollow a hashtag, tap the hashtag and then tap Following.

• The main social media platforms for the Lent Photo Journey are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, though we’re also present on many other platforms. Tag us with @CatholicSistas on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook and as @Catholic_Sistas on Twitter. Are you blogging about your Lenten Photo Journey? Drop a link to your blog in the comments below or link back to us when you post on your blog. 

• Download the 2019 CSLentIPJ Graphic (shown above) for reference. Note that weekends are a different color than weekdays to help visualize each week better. Also, after you download the graphic, share it with others and invite them to journey with us too. And consider using the Lenten Photo-A-Day Journey Participant Graphic (shown below) on your social media sites, such as for promotion on Instagram or Facebook or as a profile picture on Facebook.

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2016 Lent Photo Journey

2016 Lent Photo Journey

TWO WEEKS until Lent. Can you believe it?! It feels like Christmas and Advent just ended. And I’m just getting into the swing of Ordinary Time and all things green in the liturgy. But now, especially thanks to Misty’s post last week, Your 2016 Handy-Dandy List of Lenten Resources, I find myself thinking of my 2016 Lenten Sacrifices and Commitments. So this past Sunday my husband and I signed up for a 6-week study program on prayer at our parish for Lent. And today I’m thinking about one of my favorite liturgical season traditions at Catholic Sistas, our Photo Journeys and inviting you to join in on the fun and reflection.

Through each Photo Journey together we share how the Holy Spirit moves us in visualizing God in our lives to authentically share our Catholic faith through image and word. Sometimes it’s easy to visualize God in our lives through the Photo a Day Challenge word and other times we’re pushed to consider how God makes that word present in our lives. But that’s part of what makes a Photo Journey together so fruitful for Lent and Advent.

So who’s in for our 2016 Lent Photo Journey?! I’m delighted to co-lead this Photo Journey with my fellow photo-happy friends, Brittany, Adrienne, Rosemary, Mary, Cindy and Kristin (and find me here). To help you in your journey, below you’ll find the whats, hows and hashtags for joining the 2016 Lent Photo Journey. I’m excited to get started on this photo journey with y’all in two weeks and to see how the Holy Spirit moves us all to reflect on and share our Catholic faith this Lent. Happy clicking (or touching your phone screen)!

How the 2016 Lent Photo Journey Works

• Each day has a word associated with it. Share a photo related to that word, whether the photo is overtly faith-themed or not. The goal is for us to see God in our everyday lives.

• Use the hashtag #CSLentIPJ and any other appropriate hashtags (#gray, #test, #Catholic, etc) when you post your Photo Journey photos. This allows us all to search Instagram and other social media platforms for others who are participating in the Photo Journey. (CSLentIPJ = Catholic Sistas Lent Instagram Photo Journey)

• The main social media platforms for the Lent Photo Journey are Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, but we’re present on many other platforms. Tag us with @CatholicSistas on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, @Catholic_Sistas on Twitter and +CatholicSistas on Google+. And if you’re blogging about your Lenten Photo Journey, link back to us or comment below with a link to your post.

• Download the 2016 CSLentIPJ graphic for quick reference. Note that weekends are a different color. Oh, and after you download it, share it with others and invite them to journey with us too! And consider using the Lenten Photo-A-Day Journey Participant graphic on your social media sites, such as a profile picture on Facebook or for promotion on Instagram.

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2015 Advent Instagram Photo Journey – Who’s In?

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Each year as we draw closer to Advent, I always am encouraged by how different we all are. We respond to a call to a deeper, more intentional liturgical season in a variety of ways. This year, I decided to ask you all join me in getting our Christmas shopping done before Advent by participating in our first annual Christmas Shopping Challenge. Why did I come up with something like that? To hopefully give you a more rest-filled Advent season. A season in which, if you feel called to, you can participate in our Instagram Advent Photo Journey without the added stresses of buying gifts! 

This season of preparation and anticipation of Christ’s birth six dear friends will be leading the challenge. They are MichelleRita, Brittany, Mary, Cindy, and Adrienne.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Use the hashtag #CSAdvent
  • TAG US! @CatholicSistas on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook,  @Catholic_Sistas on Twitter and +CatholicSistas on Google+.
  • I’m not on Instagram, but I participate in other social media platforms! No worries! Anytime you share a picture, please tag us {according to our tags on each social media platform} and use the hashtag #CSAdvent.
  • We’d like to encourage you to use other hashtags such as #Catholic #Christian #themeoftheday #Jesus #Advent
  • Are you blogging about your Advent Photo Journey? Link back to us or comment with a link to your post!
  • Download the graphic by clicking here to share with others!

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#CSAdvent – Are You Ready for an Instagram Photo Challenge?

 

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If you’ve been following any of our social media accounts lately, you’ve been waiting patiently for this day. You didn’t know it would happen today, but you knew it would eventually happen. You LOVED our Lenten Photo Journey. And just when you thought you’d need to wait another three months to participate, THIS happened. And now you are so game on it isn’t even funny. Things just got real. Your Advent season just got kicked up a notch.

This season of preparation and anticipation of Christ’s birth four dear friends will be leading the challenge. They are Michelle, Rita, Rachael, and Jaime.

  • Use the hashtag #CSAdvent
  • TAG US! @CatholicSistas on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook,  @Catholic_Sistas on Twitter and +CatholicSistas on Google+.
  • I’m not on Instagram, but I participate in other social media platforms! No worries! Anytime you share a picture, please tag us {according to our tags on each social media platform} and use the hashtag #CSAdvent.
  • We strongly recommend you use other hashtags such as #Catholic #Christian #themeoftheday #Jesus #Advent
  • Are you blogging about your Advent Photo Journey? Link back to us or comment with a link to your post!
  • Download the graphic here to share with others!

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