Apps Católica en Español

Looking for Spanish Catholic apps? We’ve got them! Buscando aplicaciones católicos españoles? Los tenemos! All the Catholic apps in our catalog that are available in Spanish are listed below (along with a few extra gems that we found). This is a convenient one-page listing so you don’t have to scan through each and every app we list in this web site to find the ones available in Spanish. We welcome your recommendations which you may add to our list in the Recommendation/Comments section below. Be sure to read instructions in the apps you download as most default to English. Usually, you will need to locate the language settings to switch to Spanish.

Todas las aplicaciones Católicas en nuestro catálogo que están disponibles en español son los siguientes (junto con algunas joyas adicionales que encontramos). Esta es una página cómoda lista para que usted no tiene que buscar a través de todos y cada aplicación que enumeramos en este sitio web para encontrar los que están disponibles en español. Damos la bienvenida a sus recomendaciones que usted puede añadir a nuestra lista en la sección de comentarios a continuación. Asegúrese de leer las instrucciones en las aplicaciones que se descargan como la mayoría defecto Inglés. Por lo general, usted tendrá que localizar la configuración de idioma para cambiar a español.

We are blessed to launch this Spanish listing on the feast of St. Teresa of Avila (S. Teresa de Jesus).

Lent-spanishCuaresma-Pascua 2015 (Free-Gratuita)  Android y Apple, y para ordenadores está disponible en el apartado de MATERIALES y también se puede acceder directamente AQUÍ.  Para preparar la Cuaresma y la Pascua Actualidad

El Arzobispado de Valencia, Espana, a través de las vicarías de Evangelización y de Acción Caritativa y Social, ha lanzado la aplicación móvil gratuita “Cuaresma-Pascua 2015” para preparar y vivir con intensidad estos dos tiempos litúrgicos.

El objetivo de esta nueva aplicación para teléfonos móviles, tabletas y ordenadores es poder seguir, día a día y en familia, la Cuaresma y la Pascua, con contenidos que enriquecen su preparación, como oraciones, tanto para niños como para la familia, el Evangelio de cada día y el santoral, reflexiones y meditaciones que pueden ser compartidas a través de las redes sociales, además de información sobre festividades como San José, San Vicente Ferrer y la Virgen de los Desamparados.

Essential Catholic Apps las Aplicaciones Católicas Esenciales

CatholicOne-LaudateLaudate  (Free) iOSAndroidKindle Fire–Laudate touts itself as the #1 free Catholic app. That’s probably because it is the most fully loaded app at this price point. It is hands-down the best value in a Catholic app and certainly worthy of residing on your mobile device given all its many useful Catholic resources. Available in English, Español, Português, Italiano, Bahasa and Polski, Slovenian. You get:

  • Daily Mass Readings and Order of Mass
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church- (as well as the Compendium) as a web view display of the Catechism published on the Vatican web site. Internet connection required.
  •  Liturgy of the Hours- includes text for all the hours for the day.
  • New American Bible; NAB Bible when connected to internet only. It also offers Douay-Rheims Bible which is local so you don’t need to be connected to the internet. This makes for a large file, so they recommend moving the app to your phone’s SD card
  • Complete library of all the modern era’s Church Documents including all the documents of Vatican II
  • Pinch/Zoom capability
  • Link to Pope App
  • Rosary with a Podcast for Rosary and Stations of the Cross and Latin Rosary
  • Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on Rosary screen)
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Confession (Sacrament of Reconciliation) preparation with examination of conscience
  • Various prayers and prayers in Latin with English translation
  • A Prayer for Religious Freedom
  • Daily Meditations.
  • Podcasts of Daily Readings and meditations
  • Launcher for iCatholicRadio
  • Ability to bookmark prayers and create own categorized prayers. Export/Import for prayers.

ipieta appiPieta Español (.99 cents) iOS (including iPhone 5 and higher) An essential Spanish Catholic app because it is jam-packed with spiritual, liturgical and educational resources. This app is created entirely in Spanish with texts appropriate for Spanish liturgical and devotional use. You get

  • La Biblia de Jerusalen and La Vulgata Latina;
  • dozens of prayers and devotions and novenas;
  • Daily Mass readings (excluding psalms)
  • spiritual works from authors including St. Louis Marie de Montfort, S. Teresa de Jesus, S. Juan de la Cruz, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas Aquinas (Summa and Catena), St. Francis deSales, S. Teresa del Nino Jesus,  and St. Jean-Marie Vianney;
  • Examination of Conscience for preparation for Sacrament of Reconcilliation (Confession)
  • Both Ordinary and Extraordinary Liturgical Calendars with access to the day’s Gospel readings from the Nacar-Colunga and Vulgate Bibles
  • Various catechisms

You can Boolean search the Bible and spiritual works. Resize text and customize background colors. Bookmark elements. This app does NOT require internet connection.

 Missals los Misales

Apps containing the Roman Missal in Spanish use the approved texts for Spain. App developers are waiting approval from the USCCB on the US Spanish lectionary.

iBreviary (Free) –  iOSBlackberryAndroidKindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Don’t let the name fool you. It is NOT JUST A BREVIARY…IT’S THE COMPLETE ROMAN MISSAL (English 3rd ed.) and more. This app is available in English, Italian, French, Latin, Arabic and Spanish (for Spain–NOT the approved Missal texts for Mexico or US, the developer reports.) Packaged with iBreviary, you also get:

  • Liturgy of the Hours (Roman and Ambrosian Rite)
  • Roman and Ambrosian Missal
  • Mass readings (full lectionary) for the current day  [but cumbersome to navigate to from the Missal]
  • Missal and Breviary for the celebrations of the Saints. (also the commons)
  • Main prayers of the Catholic tradition
  • About Saints Day (short bio and picture)
  • Load up to 10 days to use off-line
  • Ordinary of the Mass and rituals according to the Vetus Ordo of 1962.

You need internet/phone connection to operate this app. However, you can download a week of liturgies stored in a separate cache in case you are going to be in an area with no internet access (like your sanctuary!) Make sure all the particular texts you need are there before beginning Mass. This app is not biased toward the United States calendar, for example.  See USA Today report and this report on this spectacular app.   Vatican endorsed.

missale RomanumMissale Romanum iOS ($10.99) Android ($13.57) Looking for the complete Roman Missal in Latin and/or Spanish? Here it is. The easy navigation allows priests to set their pages in preparation for Mass. Here’s how: tabs replace ribbons and the tabs remember the last page accessed. Preset buttons allow you to set certain pages to access like readings, so you can navigate to them rapidly. Contains complete liturgical calendar, but sensitivity to your particular location/country may not be accurate. LANGUAGES: Currently the only languages available are Latin and Spanish which you can view as a single language or in split screen with two languages simultaneously. Partial versions are available in these languages: Latin-English, Spanish-English, Latin-Italian, Spanish-Italian. It is anticipate these languages will be available in full versions over time. Check out this video to see how the app works.

Rosaries los Rosarios

Spanish-Holy Rosary

Screenshot from Spanish Holy Rosary app

Screenshot from Holy Rosary -Spanish Edition app

Holy Rosary–Spanish Edition (Free) Android  This is a native Spanish app, so you don’t change the language settings. You’ll also like the fact that when you launch the app, the appropriate mystery automatically loads for the particular day. You do have the option to manually choose which mysteries you would like to pray along with. A Spanish audio version of the Rosary is also available within this app for hands-free use.

Rosary Pro SpanishRosary Pro (Free) iOS Available in Spanish, English, Italian, Catalan and Portuguese.

Rosary Pro allows you to pray the rosary in different ways–reading, scrolling through beads or listening. Looking for a rosary that will chime or vibrate in your hand as you advance through the prayers? This one has a rich tactile/audio option so you can pray without looking at your screen (it vibrates when you are in silent mode on an iPhone).  To make it really custom, it offers you the ability to record the prayers yourself for playback during the automatic audio rosary. Some of  the languages offered come with pre-recorded audio. English does not. So, you can make up your own (or use your children or others to record themselves praying). Its scrolling through beads option is a little odd. Don’t look for virtual beads that advance in some way. This is a text-based visual presentation that counts your swipes on the screen as you advance through the rosary. It is not meant to be a virtual rosary bead experience as other apps offer. Enjoy an assortment of configuration options to choose from including setting a reminder alert to pray at a particular time and the option to include various prayers and other traditional elements people add to their Rosary. Also, you can send a tweet or post to your Facebook account a message when you are going to pray the Rosary.

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holy-rosaryHoly Rosary Deluxe ($1.99)–iOS – This has a pretty, church lady interface with 5 different modes of counting including your choice of bead versions. Intuitive slide of your finger over the bead image to keep track of your prayers. Divine Mercy Chaplet included. You can switch to right or left-handed bead counting for your thumb. Full text of all prayers included. Audio option for clicking sound and background music. Interface makes it easy to pray with your eyes closed because of the sound and vibration options available for each bead or just the decades. You can customize this by changing the photos for each mystery using photos in your collection. Resumes where you left off when you return. Adjust the font size. English, Spanish, Italian, French and Latin. There is a “Lite” version of this available for $.99. Lacks some customizable features. Includes option to turn off Luminous Mystery.

iRosary ($2.99) iOS. Intuitive use of the traditional rosary. If you are going to purchase one rosary app, this has the most features that address practical needs of praying on a mobile device. It is designed for use right or left-handed so you can hold your device in one hand. Audio clicks and vibration are important because you cannot feel beads, of course, so you need tactile/audio cues to keep focused on your prayer while simultaneously keeping track of your beads if your eyes are closed or if your device is in your pocket.

•Beads which MOVE to the touch
•Create your own PERFECT DESIGN from 243 cross, chain, and bead combinations
•Two sets of FAMOUS ARTWORK
•Text can be RESIZED directly with two fingers for easy reading
•Portrait and LANDSCAPE modes
•English, Spanish, French, and Latin prayers
•Correctly recommends the Mystery to pray based on the LITURGICAL YEAR
•PLEASING sound cues and vibration
•Use with EITHER HAND by moving the beads to the left or the right
•Always REMEMBERS your place
•Uses the same set of prayers listed on the VATICAN website
•The same number of beads as a STANDARD Rosary (between bead prayers fold out)
•Push beads back to return to a PREVIOUS prayer
•The LUMINOUS mysteries can be turned on or off
•Includes the CHAPLET of Divine Mercy and Loreto LITANIES
•A DYNAMIC interface which moves, slides, and rotates to your gestures

Rosary-amenRosary Amen ($2.99) iOS-A reader of this blog alerted me to this multi-lingual Rosary app.  I have it for the audio in Latin to help me learn it. I do wish it had audio in Spanish, not just text. Noteworthy highlights:

  • 6 languages (English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese and Spanish);
  • Prayers audio in 3 languages (English, Latin and Portuguese);
  • Correcty recommends the Rosary (Mystery) to pray based on the day of the week;
  • vibration feedback at the beginning of each of the five Mysteries (iPhone only), to help you keep track of the Mystery you are praying.

Rosary for Blackberry  ($4.99) Features: – Each mystery has an image that helps to reflection of his events. – There is a scripture for each mystery that helps you to meditate about the Jesus Christ life. – Remember the mystery and the prayers that have been prayed the last time. – You can modify the size and font. – Choose Beads. – Choose Crosses. Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Latin and Italian.

Prayers las Oraciones

Prayer-AppPrayer app  iOS ($2.99) This is a multi-language database of what developers call the ultimate reference to Catholic Prayers for your iPhone or iPad. Keep handy all of the Common Prayers listed in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and many more in English, Latin, Italian, German, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Blessings, novenas, Way of the Cross, prayers for various occasions, 150 Psalms, Marian prayers. Location sensitive to your area. Ability to set up a “favorites” list and share prayers on Facebook.

PassionAp-posterMeditation on the Passion of our Lord is a particular devotion during the season of Lent, but is a wonderful focus any time of year, really. The Passion of Jesus app ($1.99) iOS is designed to help you develop a tender daily devotion to Jesus Christ and his passion by taking you through the last 24 hours of his life–literally. Based on your time in your time zone, it offers meditations on where Our Lord Jesus was and what he was doing at that time. Its developers note:

“The primary goal of this reflection is to engage believers to ponder and reflect on each aspect of the Passion by allowing time & eternity to intersect, by allowing the power of the cross to pour into our daily lives, no matter where we are or what we are doing….for a few moments, to pause and cast a glance at our Lord and permit this awesome, life-changing reality to bear fruit, to illumine, to set free & to save.”  Internet connection not needed once it is downloaded.

Languages: English, French, Taglog, Spanish, Hindi, Italian, German, Portuguese

Take a look at how the app works.

Catholic Bibles las Biblias Católicas

Biblia-CatholicaBiblia Católica (Free) Android

Misma traducción a la utilizada en la página web del Vaticano!
Autorizada por la Fundación Palabra de Vida.

Contiene los 73 libros de la Santa Biblia Católica, Ester Suplementos Griegos,Daniel Suplementos Griegos y Carta de Jeremías.

Te permite un busqueda rapida por capítulo,
asi como compartir el verso elegido en otras applicaciones.

Puedes publicar los versos en facebook.

Acceso al Evangelio del Día

CatholicOneBibleCatholic Bible by Just 1 Word ($1.99) iOS only. This app comes pre-loaded with the New American Bible Revised Edition – NABRE. This is the Bible (in English) which is approved for use in the United States and is the one used for the English Roman Catholic Mass readings. After you download this app, you can select an approved Spanish Catholic Bible, Dios Habla Hoy, as an additional purchase $6.99.

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bibleApp-YouVersionBible App (Free) iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, Symbian, Java, HP/Palm. Developers say this is the #1 Bible app in the world. You get to choose from hundreds of bibles in more than 150 languages including Spanish with interface in 30 languages. Some of the Bibles are approved Catholic versions like NAB-RE and Douay Rheims. A drawback is you must be connected to the internet to use most content in this app, but some Bibles are imbedded in the app so you can read them off line. That leads to another drawback; none of the imbedded bibles in English are Catholic editions. Audio Bibles are available but not downloadable. These include the Catholic Douay Rheims. Study tools include reading plans, search capability, note taking, highlighting and bookmarking capability. Text can be sized for easier reading. Your bookmarks, highlights and notes are saved on YouVersion.com which you must log into to use. But this gives you cross-platform use wherever you go with whatever relevant device you use to access the Bible you are in the midst of reading.

Digital Catechism catecismo digital

US Catholic Catechism-bookThe United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which produced the text. This valuable resource in English and Spanish is available in digital format in an online version (free), e-book version ($9.95), audio version-CDs- ($59.95). Hard-bound book versions in English and Spanish are $24.95. The USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis which released the online resource notes that it is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, following its outline. “The USCCA walks the reader through the Creed, the sacraments, moral life in Christ and the prayers of the Church,” the evangelization committee explained. Each chapter begins with a story about an American saint, blessed, or holy man or woman and how she/he lived a life of faith as an American. The USCCA online version is searchable, printable, and shareable. The table of contents provides easy access to each chapter, and the glossary is included as well as the appendices.
socialTeachingCatholic Social Teaching app (Free) iOS Don’t let the low-tech icon fool you into thinking this is a cheesy app. Produced by the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, this app offers rich content for users to explore Catholic social teaching, a central and essential element of our faith. This app neatly segments study of the topic into four parts: commentary, Church documents, authors and cross-reference search. You’ll likely head straight to the commentary segment which is filled with links to published articles on topics relevant to today’s social justice issues. Kudos to the app developers for providing links to the original source of the articles with brief summaries. Further kudos for choosing an impressive list of Catholic authors representing a broad spectrum of thought including popes, bishops, theologians, canon lawyers, scholars, pundits and, of course, a Jesuit or two. But do not expect to find commentary leaning wildly left as most articles are gleaned from publications with a decidedly conservative bent. Principle ecclesial documents key to understanding social teaching in light of the Catholic faith are all included from Rerum Novarum (1891) to Evangeli Gaudium (2013). These are the primary, indispensable sources articulating our modern faith tradition in this arena. The built-in search cross-references commentaries and Church documents, but the search terms do not typically bear much fruit. 8 languages: English, German, Polish, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.

Pope Apps Apps Papa

Pope-app-NEWPope App (Free) iOS and Android  For up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things papal in the palm of your hand.  This app was developed by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications utilizing Vatican News Service as an all-access pass to Pope Francis with official papal-related content in a variety of formats: Twitter feeds, news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See along with video (live and on demand) of important events. Get timely ALERTS and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s many news outlets. A great app to have handy to pick up all the latest official material coming out of Vatican news services. Not to be confused with the Pope2U app which is primarily news oriented and geared for the younger audience, Pope App delves into a wide array of media sources of all things papal. The interface is similar to Facebook’s mobile app, so it is intuitive to those users.The 6 Vatican web cams stream live too. 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish. Despite our praise, we acknowledge a few significant mis-steps with this app. We would prefer that the major writings from the pope be delivered in full (Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, was a partial download!!) and that the major writings be left on this app for easy access. As it stands, material only remains for a period of time on the calendar. Some material is not always displayed in full. Complete review here. Requires internet service to run this app. 

MissioMissio (Free) iOS and Android   Launched by Pope Francis (on May 17, 2013) and created by the Pontifical Mission Societies, MISSIO is designed as a Catholic news aggregate for for staying up-to-date on the latest Catholic news from the Vatican and around the world with daily news reports and videos offering a Catholic perspective on world events. The mission society’s application for mobile devices and smartphones collects news from Rome, stories and photos from the missions and other material, according to developers. Available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic.

VaticanRadioNEWRadio Vaticana (Free)- iOSAndroidWindows Phone.  You get three basic functions: Radio, Pope’s Agenda, and News. Radio has 5 channels, 70 programs in 40 languages including Spanish.  Follow Pope Francis in real time with text and audio of his various public appearances. The world news portal contains an international news feed and links to mp3 audio of the reports if you want to access news delivered in that format. Enjoyable, enlightening reports and interviews from the geographic center of the Catholic faith with coverage around the world.

October 22 is the first feast day celebrating St. John Paul II who was canonized in April 2014 along with St. John XXIII. Here are a couple free apps that can help you get to know this great pope of our age who impacted the Church and world history.

canonization-jp2-appJohn Paul II: the Official App of Canonization (Free) iOS and Android.

October 22 is the first feast day celebrating St. John Paul II who was canonized in April 2014 along with St. John XXIII. Here is a useful free apps that can help you get to know this great pope of our age who impacted the Church and world history.

While this app was designed for use by participants in Rome at the canonization in April 2014, it was also designed in part for we folks staying home. You don’t need the schedule of events or travel help, but what is still valuable are a few other salient features concerning St. John Paul II packed into this little app: archived videos, his encyclicals, explanation of why he was declared “saint,” his official prayer and his biography. You will find language options in the “settings” tab on the home screen for Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese. Note that Polish is not among the language options, a serious omission by CTV and Osservatore Romano, Vatican news outlets that had the app produced.

Radio/Podcast Católica

iCatholicRadio  (Free)  iOS  Android– a Catholic Radio service of Holy Family Communications, a not for profit organization. 24/7 access to solid Catholic teaching, live call-in shows, talk shows, devotionals, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. From developer: Now with listeners in over 140+ countries. Tune in and witness the treasures of the Catholic faith. Learn about Scripture, pray along with devotionals and the Mass, delve into Church history and get answers from the top Catholic Apologists on how to give a reason for the Catholic faith.

Choose between our two international streams:
1.iCatholicRadio – English
2.iCatolicoRadio – Spanish

spanishCatholicRadioRadio Católica (Free) iOS Quality Catholic programing in Spanish.

PodcastingEWTN Podcasts en Español. Ya estuvo en nuestra sección de podcasts? Visítela y encontrará programas de EWTN Radio y Televisión! Ahora puede escuchar:“Nuestra Fe en vivo”“Conozca primero su Fe Católica” “Oración y Vida”.  Suscríbase o cárguelos manualmente!

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother and avid Catholic app user who works in the field of corporate communications --BA Journalism; MA English--and communications director at her parish. What began as an e-mail service to priests and seminarians looking for quality Catholic apps for mobile devices has grown into a world-wide community of Catholic app enthusiasts looking for and recommending great Catholic apps.

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