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The 2018 Lenten Photo Journey

The 2018 Lenten Photo Journey

Lent is just a little over a week away and I’ve only just begun thinking about the Lenten season. Between the parish bulletin and announcements before Mass about the various Lenten offerings at our parish- the Bible studies, Lenten Mission, Parish Fish Fry and Stations of the Cross- I’m just now starting to figure out what I’m doing for Lent. Aside from, of course, the Catholic Sistas 2018 Lent Photo Journey.

I love taking (and looking!) at photos, so 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 bring the Lenten season into my daily life and encourages me to search for God in new and different ways.

I’m delighted to lead the Catholic Sistas Instagram Lent Photo Journey with some wonderful friends and sisters in Christ, Janalin Kathleen, Kristin, Lynette, Mandi and Rosemary (and find me here). And I invite y’all to join us in recognizing God’s presence in the everyday things. It can be people and situations around us. By snapping a photo or remembering a moment in our past that God has touched us, helps us find a way to share that visually. I’m excited to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for us! I look forward to sharing with each other in this Lenten Photo Journey together. Happy clicking (or cell phone screen touching)!


• Each day has a pre-selected word associated with it. 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.

• When posting your photos on social media, use the hashtag #CSLentIPJ and any other appropriate hashtags (#ashtag, #holy, #Catholic, #lent, #pray, etc) with your Photo Journey photos. This 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. (CSLentIPJ = Catholic Sistas Lent Instagram Photo Journey).

• Speaking of hashtags, did you know that you can now 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. We’re present on many other platforms. Tag us with @CatholicSistas on INSTAGRAMPINTEREST and FACEBOOK, @Catholic_Sistas on TWITTER. Are you blogging about your Lenten Photo Journey? Link back to us or comment below with a link to your post.

• Download the 2018 CSLENTIPJ GRAPHIC for quick reference. Note that weekends are a different color 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 on your social media sites, such as a profile picture on Facebook or for promotion on Instagram.

The 2018 Lenten Photo Journey

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LENT IS ALMOST HERE! Can you believe it! Are you scrambling to figure out what you’re going to give up and take on for your spiritual exercises and disciplines? Did you just put your Christmas tree away? {Candlemas fans, I am looking at you!}.

If you’re old hat and have done this before, feel free to scroll down to grab the latest pic of the themes for Lent {and our usual Easter bonus!}. If you’re new, slow down, buddy. We have a few important details you’ll want to scan first. Let’s jump in!

  • I’m on Instagram! Great! Share your photos there and be sure to tag us @CatholicSistas and use the hashtag #CSLentIPJ {Catholic Sistas Lent Instagram Photo-a-Day Journey}
  • 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 #CSLentIPJ.
  • TAG US! @CatholicSistas on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook,  @Catholic_Sistas on Twitter and +CatholicSistas on Google+.
  • We want your help! Add your pictures to Catholic Sistas’ Instagram.Lent board on Pinterest. We want to see what you are sharing on Instagram, so leave a comment on this pin if you are on Pinterest with your account name or e-mail with the e-mail account attached to your Pinterest account and we’ll add you to the group board.
  • Please share this post and the graphic on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Click here to download.
  • Feel free to use our button on your blog {the second graphic below} or as a profile pic on Facebook or promoting on Instagram. Download it here.
  • Pin only your photos, please.
  • That’s it! We look forward to seeing you “around town” and what pictures you snap throughout Lent. Don’t forget our bonus Easter theme, too!

*By joining this board, it will also appear on your account and help your followers see what’s going on during Lent with the photo challenge. It’s a great way to witness!


Click here for the latest article on Lenten ideas.


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