Traditional religious communities tend to attract many, many Facebook fans, says a popular observer of religious life.

Dan Stockman, writer for, talks about the social media presence of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, which had at his writing 850,000 Facebook fans. He mentioned other traditional religious communities that were also popular on Facebook, and noted that they were “habited.”

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Read Stockman’s article,¬†“Social media opens windows to women religious communities and their charisms.”

Read also our own article, “Finding vocations with social media.”