Friday, 1 May 2009

Twitter and pray, Primate advises

The leader of Ireland’s Roman Catholics has urged social network users to create ‘a sea of prayer’ by sending text, twitter or email prayers. ‘Make someone the gift of a prayer,’ Cardinal Sean Brady, Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh, told worshippers. The Cardinal was speaking at a Mass in honour of Father Patrick Peyton, who promoted prayer by encouraging families to pray through the Rosary. ‘Father Peyton had a gift for using the most up-to-date means of social communication’ and ‘was pioneering in his use of television’, Cardinal Brady explained. ‘I ask young people to [send] their friends an occasional twitter or text to say that you have prayed for them.’

Sources: Daily Telegraph (28/4); Catholic Herald (1/5)

5 comments:

Beth said...

Great idea! I am a firm believer in social media... being forced having daughters in the 20 yr old range...but is sure is powerful!

Have a nice day

Olive Morgan said...

Thanks, Beth. I'm sure to have a nice day, both today and tomorrow, because I'm being whisked off to Kent for my great-granddaughter's second birthday party tomorrow. Her grandparents, my son and his wife, are coming to pick me up this afternoon and we will stay the night. This will be the last trip to Kent because the family will be moving to a new school (they are house parents) in Stourbridge this summer.

Granny Annie said...

Finally a good reason to "tweet" on "twitter".

mollygolver said...

I love the picture of a sea of prayer. Sometimes calm, sometimes the waves roaring and billowing. You are often in my thoughts and in my prayers. I hope you had a lovely day on 2nd May like I did. I went to a friend's 60th birthday party as did most of the people from our church. It was very special.

Olive Morgan said...

Thank you, Molly. I'm glad you and your church friends had such a good party. So did we with little Louisa, who will be having a new baby sister or brother in September. So there'll be two parties next year!