This reel on social media has garnered a lot of attention for some very different reasons.
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An interesting post by christieannefit on Instagram has drawn a lot of attention, but has also provided an unlikely tool to educate others about the Catholic faith — and tolerance.
The reel introduces twin sisters — one a former fitness trainer-turned Franciscan sister who’ll be professed very shortly, and the other a married mom and fitness influencer. As is plain to see, the twins have not only chosen different paths, they’ve also got a very different look.
While the short clip is a great way to show how God’s calling can be unique to each of us, it also demonstrates that the bond between twins is so strong even when the siblings take such opposite routes in life. As Christie Anne shared, the two are BFFs!
But what is particularly interesting about the clip is the various comments it generated. Some people were quick to point out that Christie Anne’s clothes were far from modest, unlike her sister’s; others went beyond the physical image to learn more about the life of a religious.
Some were curious to know what the beads were in the sister’s hands. Others were curious about the sister’s habit, with evan_ever_after asking if there was a nun store! Each time, Christie Anne kindly shared the details that revealed more about the life of a Franciscan to those who knew nothing about the faith.
Catholic commenters were also quick to share their thoughts, with many grateful for the Franciscan’s vocation, offering their blessings.
It’s interesting to see how posts like these invite us to defend our faith and teach others about our religion, as well as show the importance of respecting different life choices. And of course, it’s always lovely to see how family members can be integral in accompanying us on the journey God has mapped out for us.