God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky" - Genesis 1:20When you post the beautiful snapshots you capture this summer, simply adding a hashtag or comment attributing the beauty to the hand of God is a powerful statement and inspires others to remember the blueprints outlined by Earth's holy architect. Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' encourages us to participate in the care of Earth is a simple ways. Sharing that you recycle with the hashtag #laudatosi is a great social share. I share the ocean views from my room at whatever resort I'm staying in, don't you? Add a hashtag or comment expressing thanksgiving or something else that reflects how you see God's connectedness to your experiences.
So thankful for the gift of sight to behold this awesome view #Thanksbe2GodOne of my favorite things to do when on vacation somewhere is to visit the local Catholic church and capture pictures of unique elements of the church, grounds, or simply the bulletin. In some cases I even take a picture of the priest (with their authorization of course). I cherish one taken at the Shrine of the Holy Redeemer in Las Vegas of Fr. O'Brien sporting his St. Therese of Lisieux vestments on her feast day this year. To encourage vacationing parishioners to attend Mass while on vacation, my parish shares a post with a call to share pictures hashtagging them #missingmartyrs from wherever they are attending Mass - so fun! Originally shared on Facebook; created by Sherry Hayes-Peirce. All rights reserved.[/caption]
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Sherry Hayes-Peirce is a Catholic social media strategist, blogger, conference speaker, podcast guest and contributing author of the Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers. She serves as Digital Engagement Coordinator for American Martyrs Catholic Community in Manhattan Beach, CA, and St. Monica Parish in Mercer Island, WA. Sherry has a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and is grateful to be a digital disciple of Christ.