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From WSJ: Devoted & Digital: The Faithful Turn to Apps April 8, 2011

Posted by The Virtual Abbey in prayer practices, prayer technology.
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We’re not mentioned but so what? God knows we’ve been ahead of this path to prayer! Check out “Devoted and Digital: The Faithful Turn to Apps” from WSJ.com, available for view by non-subscribers for the next seven days. (H/T to @dickensonpoet for calling this to our attention!)

Christ Has No Online Presence but Yours January 17, 2011

Posted by The Virtual Abbey in Loyola Press, prayer practices, prayer technology.

During December 2010, I was invited by marketing folks at Loyola Press to talk with them about why, when and how to use social media. It should come as no surprise that I talked about what our Virtual Abbey has been doing via Twitter.

My preparation for visiting Loyola included looking more closely at how our community has grown since Raima Larter started it three years ago. We continue to grow and receive grateful comments from people who participate in praying the Daily Office. I’m also delighted by the proliferation of other individuals and groups using social media to pray.

These factors, plus participating in the ongoing online conversation about what it means to be “church, ” inspired me to create this contemporary take on St. Teresa of Avila’s well-known prayer, “Christ Has No Body.” Let us pray:

Christ Has No Online Presence but Yours 

Christ has no online presence but yours,
No blog, no Facebook page but yours,

Yours are the tweets through which
love touches this world,
Yours are the posts through which
the Gospel is shared,
Yours are the updates through which
hope is revealed.
Christ has no online presence but yours,

No blog, no Facebook page but yours.


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