If you’re still using Facebook as a giant time suck (hello, pictures of old college roommate’s cat) then you’re missing out. Private groups on Facebook are the 21st century way to fellowship with vast amounts of moms, who are only a click away! Build up the body of Christ online.
H/T to Lis Luwia of Catholic Mommy Blogs for first compiling The Ultimate Guide to Catholic Facebook Groups, with over 30 groups listed. Check it out!
The first two groups are Catholic communities I’ve enjoyed for some time. The final three groups are non denominational meetings of sisters.
Catholic Facebook Groups
A new, up-and-coming group for Catholic moms. This is a chatting-friendly, private, small group of moms. It’s a positive and upbeat place to talk about life. You’ll see birth announcements, home altars, and encouraging words.
Share in each other’s burdens. Lift each other up in prayer. Weekly threads for prayer intentions. Joining is as easy as clicking the button.
2. Real Catholic Women
A secret (that means hidden in searches) group for Catholic women ages 18 and up. Almost 5000 intelligent, compassionate, friendly ladies from around the world chat about everything under the sun. Married, single, moms, grandmas, nuns, and laypeople are all welcome.
You’ll get wise council from moms (and experienced grandmas) of many. Discuss Church teachings, current events, and anything else you like. Honest questions, answer seeking, and exploration of difficult topics are encouraged. Debate is not.
Because the group is secret, you can join in two ways. First option: Have a friend who’s already a member invite you in. Second option: Like the community page and send a private message with you facebook email address to the page moderator.
Blogger-Moderated Facebook Groups
This may be my favorite trend in blogging right now. Go beyond the comment box, and get to know some of the best mom bloggers in their own intimate Facebook groups. These women have a heart for mentoring other mothers.
A space to build community among like-minded ladies. If you’re craving a simpler life, devoted to living your vocation in Christ, this is the sweet little group for you.
A huge group of women sharing and learning. Centered on gospel-centered homemaking. Topics posted are approved one-by-one. This prevents the group from being overrun by spammers, constant repeats, or harsh words. I’ve never seen a group this large be this peaceful and edifying! It’s all thanks to the admins.
Founded by Jami Balmet, of Young Wife’s Guide. She’s the energetic mother of two sets of twin boys (that’s 4 under 4, in case you were wondering). The group is steered by a team of 18 bloggers.
Ever feel like stores only sell clothes for two groups? You’re either a teeny-bopper or a grandma. This group will help you find a mom-style that is just right for your stage in life. Share shopping tips and fashion advice. Participate in outfit of the day (OOTD) theme challenges. Some members even sew their own clothes! How cool is that?
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