Walking along the beach in Australia, two Religious Sisters of Charity brainstormed for a way to connect the Mary Aikenhead family across cultures and countries, including both vowed members and those associated with our charism: lay colleagues, associates, friends of the Congregation.
At a vocation seminar in Chicago, they saw a Facebook page for Catherine McAuley and how effective it was in linking people together. And so the Mary Aikenhead Facebook page was born. The goal of the page is to:
- connect and communicate using technology seeing that it the new form of social networking
- foster an interest in current efforts to keep the charism alive in the world
- facilitate relationships online with people who share a common interest in Mary Aikenhead, her charism and spirituality
- announce events and RSC celebrations
How it works:
The Profile is that of Mary Aikenhead, a little of her history and some photos.The profile is a social resume showing different slices of her life (this is a work in progress!)
The sayings of Mary Aikenhead are posted for each day by an RSC associate
“Friends” are able to post news items, updates, photos and events
All people need to sign up is a valid e-mail address and approval by “Mary Aikenhead”
Each individual can set her/his own privacy settings.
Go to Mary Aikenhead at Facebook.com and set up an account using your e-mail.