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It’s easy to complain about the negative effects of technology, but it has so many undeniable benefits too. Our phones give us instant access to a vast library of useful information, and we can use this information to improve our lives and even become better people.
There are all kinds of useful apps that can support our efforts to do better, whether we’re looking to improve at exercise, healthy eating, or productivity. There are even some wonderful apps to help strengthen our relationships with Christ.
You can find apps to help you with all kinds of devotional practices, from praying the Rosary to doing spiritual reading to following along with the readings at Mass. Some of those can be seen here.
If you’re looking for apps to support your prayer life, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these 7 Catholic apps that will give your prayer life a boost.
Based on a book by Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, the Reimagining the Examen app offers a modern take on a 500-year-old prayer, with more than 30 versions of the Examen for your smartphone.
Produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives, Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. Lasting between 10 and 13 minutes, a session combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
Laudate combines a large number of Catholic religious resources into a single app. These include the Liturgy of Hours, the Bible, the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, various podcasts for daily meditations, the Catechism with the ability to bookmark and share, guides for Confession, and more.
Presented in a day-by-day format, the Magnificat App brings you a treasury of beautiful prayers. Each day includes prayers for the morning, evening, and night inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours; the entire text of daily Mass; meditations on the daily Gospel; essays on the lives of the saints; and sacred art masterpieces with commentaries.
This app includes daily Mass readings, meditations based on the readings, articles on the saints, and personal testimonies.
This app makes it easy to join in the Liturgy of the Hours, which is the public prayer of the Church. The coolest feature is that the app shows locations where other Christians around the world are praying at the same time as you, so there’s a real sense of praying with a community.
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