Contact: Riz Marsella, SacredVerse.com, 415-260-8809
MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- Wishing to stay in touch with her daughter away at college and taking her cue from Pope Benedict XVI's call to use modern technologies to spread the Gospel, Riz Marsella founded SacredVerse.com, a communications tool now available on the internet for the "Text Generation." The inspiration for SacredVerse.com came to Marsella when she noticed that text messaging was the best way to communicate with her daughter who is away in college. "She seldom answered her cell phone and e-mails," Marsella says, describing an experience shared by many parents, "so I decided to text message and discovered that she would more readily respond." Marsella sometimes squeezed into a text more than a reminder to take vitamins. "People use text messaging to send jokes and vote on American Idol," Marsella says, "so I decided to send something uplifting." To her surprise, her daughter appreciated the encouragement.
On a subscription basis, SacredVerse.com delivers to a cell number a weekly verse taken from Sacred Scripture, the writings of saints and recent popes. For example, the papal message last week quoted Pope John Paul II: "The truth is not always the same as the majority decision." The messages are selected based on their pertinence to the times we live in, Marsella explains.
Pope Benedict XVI has also noted the widespread use of cell phones among youth. "Young people, in particular, have grasped the enormous capacity of the new media to foster connectedness, communication and understanding," he said in a May 2009 speech, noting that "many benefits flow from this new culture of communication."
The Pope urged that attention be paid not only to the speed and efficiency of modern communications but also to the quality of its content, a call that Marsella has taken to heart. "Text messages can be a tool of evangelization, it is the newest way to keep Jesus in the lives of our children. And these inspirational verses are spiritual nourishment for their soul" she says.
SacredVerse.com can be used by parents to evangelize their children. "Our children are not the only ones who need this kind of encouragement, other people can benefit from it. The other beauty of text messaging is that you can forward it anywhere at anytime to as many friends as you want. It is inspiration for people on the go" Marsella says.
For a free sample, text: "SacredVerse" to 1-650-867-7874 for an inspiring sacred verse.