Catholics on Instagram That You Should Follow

Instagram is the fastest growing social network out there – and also the number one source for selfies, cat photos, and food pics (I am definitely guilt of the latter on my Instagram page).

With over 400 million active users, it’s sometimes hard to sort through the noise to find people worth following. That’s especially true when it comes to Catholics on Instagram. With that mind, we sorted through hundreds of suggestions from readers and came up with our short list of “Catholics on Instagram That You Should Follow” (we’ve also built a more complete list of Catholics on Instagram – this page just has the cream of the crop).

We factored in six major criteria in this decision:

  1. Type of Content: Are they posting content that is evangelistic in nature or just photos of their dinner?
  2. Beauty: Are their images beautiful?
  3. Followers: How many followers do they have?
  4. Engagement: Are people actively engaging with their content?
  5. Frequency: Are they posting regularly?
  6. Originality: Are they posting the same content as everyone else or creating things that are unique?

Here are Our Picks for the Top Catholics on Instagram That You Should Follow…

Friars of the Renewal


The Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was founded in 1987, in the Bronx, to work with the poor and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



Sr. Mary Rose + Sr. Maria Stella = Nun & Nunner! They’re best friends who both just happen to be nuns.

Ali Hoffman


She really loves Jesus and donuts…and she does amazing hand lettering.

Pope Francis


Get an up close look at the ministry of the Holy Father!

Elissa Voss


Photographer. Storyteller. Artist. Missionary Heart. Cultivating beauty, goodness, and truth.

Fabiola Garza


A Disney character artist who is using her amazing talent to share the Gospel through beautiful hand drawn images.

Fr. Chris Ortega


Coffee. Fitness. Jesus. Mediocrity is not an option. Seasonal Beard Grower. Catholic Priest.

Cassie Pease


Just a girl trying to evangelize the world…one iPhone wallpaper at a time.

One Secret Mission


Their goal is to capture, create and inspire the world through beautiful photography.

Josh Hanson


Catholic. Romanian. Youth Minister. Religious Art Freak. Painter. Hot Mess. In love with Jesus and His Mama

Blessed is She


An amazing community of like-minded Catholic women, but their Instagram feed is so good it’s worth following no matter your gender.

Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker. Michael is best known as the cofounder of ProjectYM, but his resume also includes over 10 years of parish youth ministry experience, preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the creation of ReigniteUganda – a mission organization dedicated to equipping young Catholic leaders in Uganda.


  1. Seth Wm. Peters

    I will start teaching high school religion this next week, and I plan to share this list with my students. Thanks!

  2. Jon Weiss

    Thanks for sharing Fr. Matthew! We would love for you to check out Family Missions Company {} for your future lists. Thanks.

  3. bree

    The third one’s admin is actually very VERY rude to some people on her profile. My best friend was a bit insulted when she posted an anti gay marriage picture. Though she was upset, she respectfully commented and made a very logical point. The admin then proceeded to completely humiliate her, insult her intelligence, and rallied a few other catholic church members to beat down on her. This is apparently a very common issue this page and I have spoken to quite a few people who were put down and threatened to be sent to hell by this person. She has also on occasion compared me to Hitler for being a supporter of pro-choice. I don’t know about you, but personally i don’t think a good christian goes around insulting people and then using god as a justification for doing so.

    • Fr Matthew P. Schneider, LC

      I’ve heard this complaint 2x since I’ve posted positive stuff about her. I have yet to be given proof. If you have proof, please supply it so we can help her.

  4. Allison@TotusTuus

    Found some new Instagrammers to follow, thanks! I post Catholic photography on my instagram and hope you will follow. @AllisonJMJ


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