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Social Media Campaign to Highlight Sisters’ Ministries

Posted on March 1, 2019, by Loretto Community

‘Stand With Sisters’ — Irma Avila, second from right, shares a smile with a group of people at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Ill. Her ministry to Hispanics creates a welcoming space for them to express and nurture their Catholic faith. Irma’s work is among ministries to be featured in a ‘Stand With Sisters’ social media campaign for National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14.
(Photo by Barb Thomas)

Irma Avila will be among those featured in a social media campaign celebrating the myriad ways women religious and their supporters stand up for social justice in our communities.

The “Stand with Sisters” campaign will run during National Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14) and throughout the remainder of the month. Ministries to be highlighted include those of sisters like Irma working with people affected by immigration, poverty, human trafficking, racism, homelessness, LGBTQ issues, incarceration and other injustices.

Video, photos and personal narratives from sisters and laypeople who work with sisters will be shared on the social media accounts of participating congregations. The material also will be featured on stlcatholicsisters.org, a website of the St. Louis Communicators for Catholic Sisters, the group that created the campaign. Representing Loretto on the group is Communications Director Jean M. Schildz.

The St. Louis area communicators group invites all who have been touched by sisters and their good works to join the conversation and share their stories by using the campaign’s hashtag #StandwithSisters. All also are being asked to “like” and share “#StandwithSisters” posts from participating congregations to help them reach a wider audience.

In addition to Loretto, participating congregations are Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, Franciscan Sisters of Mary, Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, Society of the Sacred Heart and Ursuline Sisters of the Central Province. In concert with the launching of the social media campaign, five billboards around the St. Louis metro area will carry messages in support of the promotion.

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