Welcome to Awestruck
We’ve devoted ourselves entirely to building a network that allows for a customized method of networking to best serve the Catholic community.
The result: an intuitive social interface which helps Catholics, stay in touch with their friends and interests, deepen their faith, facilitate easy sharing of media and build connections with others around the globe.
Come Join us on an adventure to Connect the Catholic World in New Ways!
A Social Network is like a Railway Station
“you will find in a railway station much of the quietude and consolation of a cathedral.”
“Today the social networks are one way to experience this call to discover the beauty of faith, the beauty of encountering Christ. In the area of communications too, we need a Church capable of bringing warmth and of stirring hearts”
Pope Francis World Communications Day 2014
“When I talk about the Benedict Option, I don’t mean a physical retreat to a quasi-monastic community, but rather an intentional and thoughtful retreat into narrativity, by which I mean a reclaiming of the church’s story, inculcating commitment to it within the lives of its members, in defiance of the narrative collapse around us”.
Core Features of Awestruck
View a personalized stream or a public feed with additional filters
Post Your Media
Share status updates, including video, images and links
Custom search profiles and get friend suggestions
Follow and Friend
Build separate streams for friends or those you follow
Search or create hashtags in any update or public group
Join or create a group and give it a hierarchical structure
Share anything to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via email
Tag friends in a post or comment to notify them
So, what’s Awestruck about?
We aim to foster a culture in which Catholics consciously see themselves as disciples of Jesus Christ living according to his will and as apostles sent into the world to proclaim him to others.
In doing so, we provide a friendly, online space for Catholics and those interested in the Church, to share their faith, views and experiences, as well as to network purposefully for the good of the Church.
Year of Mercy Begins in...
In a time of aggressive secularism, and in the face of of large-scale moral and social disintegration, the world needs core communities of intentional disciples. The age of casual, cafeteria Catholicism has ended!
Why do we need a New Evangelization?
Here are just a few statistics that help to demonstrate that secular values are having a substantially negative impact within the Church.
convert enters the Church, for every
Catholics that stop going to Church
In the U.S.A....
of Catholics aged 18 to 25 attend Church weekly... and 96% percent of Catholic women use, or have used, contraception.
Are we building a Catholic Facebook?
No. We’re not attempting to “replace” any of the popular secular social networks but rather to help augment that experience. We do this by allowing previews of members blog posts to be syndicated to Awestruck and content within Awestruck to be shared to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via email.
We offer an open Catholic ecosystem that’s custom built for the Church with a social space for individuals or organizations to build private or public networks.
As a premium feature we build websites for those who want to be part of the larger network whilst sharing the same social toolset offered by Awestruck.