Welcome to the home of #HolyLens. We are focused on seeing the sacred in the everyday by using photography as a spiritual discipline.

This project is about more than just taking photos. Our cameras block out distractions, helping us notice the places in our ordinary lives that God is already at work. Creating images of the sacred places in our daily lives is a way of inviting Christ's presence with intention. It's pausing for a moment of reflection each day, even when things are busy. It is building community with others whose paths cross ours. It is holy work.

If this sounds like something you need in your life, please join us on our journey. You can share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #HolyLens or on our Facebook page. (Be sure to like the Facebook page and subscribe to notifications so you won't miss any updates.)

During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we have daily photo prompts drawn from scripture. Prompts will run from the first Sunday of Lent (March 5, 2017) through Easter Sunday (April 16). We'll post the prompts here and on Instagram. Check the hashtag #holylens on Instagram to find our little community and join in the journey. (I'm dere_abbey.)

I am grateful for each one of you who is part of our community of photo-taking pilgrims. Our shared experience is richer because you are a part of it.

Past Prompts for Lent 2017:

Week One:

Week Two:

Week Three: 


Week Four:

Week Five: