Mobile devices have opened up an entirely new world where information can be accessed anywhere you want and at any time. They can also open up a communication channel with God.
Aleteia has compiled a list of 10 apps that we hope can help you take your prayer life everywhere you go.
The Pope App
The Pope App gives you the latest news and information on the Pope as produced by the Vatican’s own media services. The app allows you to follow live streaming of papal events, receive notifications of important events, view papal photos, videos, @Pontifex tweets, full texts of homilies and speeches, a calendar of events and links to all the Vatican media.
Click to Pray is the app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). The app connects you with thousands of people who pray every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions. Click to Pray offers you three brief moments of prayer each day.
Confession: A Roman Catholic App
Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is an aid for those going to confession with a priest. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to prayerfully prepare for and participate in the Rite of Penance.
Pray As You Go
Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly while traveling to and from work. It is not a “Thought for the Day,” a sermon or a Bible study, but rather a framework for your own prayer and lasts between 10 and 13 minutes. It is produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives.
This app includes all the elements related to the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. In addition to the daily Gospel, it contains the entire Liturgy of the Hours in an easy-to-use format, the daily readings, and even a daily missal.
A comprehensive app that contains traditional prayers, liturgy, the Bible, multiple podcasts, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, documents from the Second Vatican Council and much more!
In addition to the complete RSV-CE Bible, the app includes the audio for the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible™ and a FREE selection from the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible for the Gospel of Mark. More than 70 actors help bring the scriptures to life in this 22-hour audio production, complete with movie-quality sound effects and an original music score. Voiced by internationally-renowned actors including: Neal McDonough, Stacy Keach, Kristen Bell, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies and many more.
This app is for the official website of the Holy See (www.vatican.va) and contains access to numerous papal documents and institutional information of the Apostolic See.
USA Catholic Church
Developed by the USCCB, this free Catholic Church mobile app helps you stay in touch with parishes and (arch)dioceses across the United States and receive news regarding the Vatican and the Holy Father.