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…

Follow cfr_franciscans on Instagram

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.

Follow nunandnunner on Instagram



Sr. Mary Rose + Sr. Maria Stella = Nun & Nunner! They’re best friends who got their hands on a couple of habits. So funny that you’ll forget they’re not real nuns.

Follow theoodlesofdoodles on Instagram

Ali Hoffman


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

Follow franciscus on Instagram

Pope Francis


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

Follow elissavoss on Instagram

Elissa Voss


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

Follow catholiccolors on Instagram

Fabiola Garza


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

Follow fr_co on Instagram

Fr. Chris Ortega


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

Follow cassiepeasedesigns on Instagram

Cassie Pease


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

Follow onesecretmission on Instagram

One Secret Mission


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

Follow jflorinhanson on Instagram

Josh Hanson


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

Follow blessedisshe__ on Instagram

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 Marchand

Michael is a Catholic evangelist, author and speaker.

After spending 11 years as a parish youth minister, Michael left parish ministry to work full-time with ProjectYM (a ministry he cofounded a few years earlier).

Michael's resume also includes preaching gigs at events and conferences around the world, a Catholic theology degree, authoring a book on Catholic evangelization, years of training and consulting with parish/diocesan leaders on technology and social media, countless online projects, and the founding of 2 ProjectYM mission bases: one in Uganda and one in Chattanooga, TN.

Michael is blessed to be part of an amazing missionary family. Michael, his beautiful wife (Crystal) and three kids recently settled in Chattanooga to serve the local Church there.

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