Social media spurs interest in vocations

October 15, 2012

Several religious congregations and organizations are taking advantage of social media to “introduce” individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

With more than 1,400 “likes” on Facebook, the National Religious Vocation Conference takes full advantage of social networking, through its Vision Vocation Guide and other outlets.

At, also run by the conference, a brief questionnaire tells those considering a commitment to religious life what their seminary, convent or monastery matches are.

People post questions daily about their life circumstances and inquire about what resources could help them find the right vocation fit.

Vision connects them with the congregation that matches their interests.

Patrice Tuohy, executive editor of the Vision Vocation Guide, said since the organization began using social media, the number of inquiries have quadrupled.