Top Recommended Catholic Lent Apps for 2023!

That exhilarating feeling on Easter when you’ve just traveled a rewarding Lent. These apps can help. We only choose intelligent, Gospel-based Catholic apps designed to bring you closer to God. Browse this year’s selection of the best Lent apps out there. And remember, we are a world-wide community of Catholic app users, so let us know about your great finds!  Here are our recommended Lent apps for 2023:

First, set up your device for Lent

Before you download a Lent app, how about setting your phone or tablet to have Lenten practices and devotions intrude on your day? You can do this in your calendar by setting alarms for daily prayers and alerts for fast/abstinence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and abstinence from meat on Fridays. Set your wake-up alarm to spiritual music. Set notifications/alarms for your parish’s penance service or confession times. Eucharistic adoration time could also be plugged into your calendar with alerts. Make sure you have a Bible app to daily keep in touch with the Word of God. Of course, Confession apps cover that critical component of the Lenten experience, reconciliation. So don’t forget to wander over to that page to check those out. Commit to praying your rosary daily. So, you may not need a specific app for Lent if you engage in such devotional/sacramental practices on your own. But the apps listed below are some of the best we’ve found–focused on this holy season– to further enrich (think: Power Punch) the experience of your journey towards Easter and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Amen App

Amen App (Free) Apple | Android  by Augustine Institute

Here’s an app that invites you to fall asleep while you pray–no kidding. Amen App joins Hallow in this category of apps based in a soothing meditative experience in prayer, complete with a variety of sleep aids designed to calm your mind and body. Developed by the Augustine Institute, Amen App is based primarily in audio format, so you can pray/meditate with your eyes closed. This includes audio meditations and bedtime stories read to you in a soothing delivery by a trained voice actor on a variety of topics with a selection of background music or sound effect options.

Lent resources include prayers, meditations, Gospel reflections and devotions centered on the season. Children can be included in Lenten reflections with the popular Brother Francis cartoon character who explains aspects of the season and offers something to think about each day of Lent. 

The Augustine Institute has been a distinguished leader in producing/publishing faithful Catholic catechetical materials in a variety of media formats for a number of years. Now, the Institute offers an app that utilizes much of its content, but centered around one specific theme: To help you encounter God through meditative prayer from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.

Led by Dr. Timothy Gray, their impressive catalogue of resources unlocks for public consumption the rich array of Catholic thought and spirituality to help fuel the New Evangelization led by laity. You might be familiar with the Institute’s Lighthouse Catholic Media rack in the back of your church, or their amazing internet-based resource portal, Formed–which gathers together the best of Catholic entertainment, formation resources, educational series and more. 

Amen App also comes packed with other valuable Catholic audio/text resources to help inspire “your daily conversation with God through faithful Christian meditation, nourishing Scriptures and relaxing sleep sounds,” according to developers. Among resources, you get audio/text versions of:

  • Daily Mass readings and audio reflections
  • Meditations/reflections on a variety of topics by top Catholic theologians and speakers (like Chris Stefanick and Dr. Tim Gray).
  • Stories for children including Bible stories and the popular Brother Francis cartoon (just the audio, no video, unfortunately)
  • Catholic devotions including a variety of audio rosaries
  • Truth & Life Audio Bible: Enter into a fully dramatized reading of a new book from the New Testament each month.
  • Read-the-Bible-in-a-year audio program
  • Sermons by saints and Fathers of the Church
  • Morning and Evening psalms/prayers
  • Season-specific resources targeting Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas
  • Journal

Options include the ability to download resources for use offline and Spanish language.

Check out Amen App’s video tutorial to discover all this beautiful app offers:


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Hallow Free download with access to a bunch of exquisite content. Subscription necessary to open access to full content–monthly $8.99; annually $59.99 Apple | GooglePlay

When is the last time you learned a new way of praying? Lent is a good time to turn to prayer with intention. This serene, guided meditation app is all about you and your soul entering a blissful, meditative audio environment to help you pray. The goal? To slide you into a meaningful dialogue with God so you can nurture your relationship with him. The enormous catalog of content (prayer, meditations, scripture, reflections, bedtime Bible stories, etc.), utilizes peaceful, calming audio to stir your soul–from the velvety voices reading to you, to the soothing music/sounds in a variety of genres. Step by step, you will be led into prayerful meditation like you may never have experienced in your life.

For Lent, the Hallow app offers its #Pray40 Challenge, a weekly spiritual journey through the seven last words of Christ in the final hours before his death upon the cross. It is narrated by Jonathan Roumie who portrays Jesus in The Chosen  and Jim Caviezel who portrayed Jesus in The Passion of the Christ.

On the free side of this app you get meditations on the Daily Gospel (updated every day), audio Rosary, Lent praylist, Spiritual Communion, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Examen (examination of conscience), Spiritual Writing, and Christian Meditation sessions. Each of these offerings comes with a choice of two voices as your guide, three length options, nine background music selections, a journal, prayer reminder options, goal setting and tracking. You also have access to all of the Guest Sessions, and Minute Meditation sessions. The free side also generously includes the Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz.

To unlock the full version of this app to access all its content, you must subscribe (monthly $8.99; annually $59.99). Before you squawk at the price (which I sure did at first!), please consider what you pay for streaming media subscriptions. Content in THIS app can help save your soul (Can you say that about Hulu or Netflix?) because it’s focused on one thing: to help get you in a mindset to talk to God. That relationship is the most important relationship in your life. And if you are a nominal Catholic routinely going through the motions of your faith, begrudgingly going to Sunday Mass when prodded or not giving God much thought, it’s time to grow up, spiritually speaking. Let’s be honest. Hallow is so jam-packed with content (packaged in tasteful, minimalist design), it takes eight full minutes to run through everything this amazing app offers (complete with celebrities), as this video demonstrates:

English and Spanish (limited). Developed by a University of Notre Dame alumnus and guided by experts in the Catholic Church, (including his bishop!), Hallow relies on the riches of the Catholic Church’s ancient teachings on prayer and meditation/contemplation. Special note: If you can’t quite splurge on the investment in this app, you can sign up for a free trial which runs several weeks. If that option doesn’t work for you, please consider the free Pray-as-You-Go app listed in this post. It offers the basics of meditation/reflection (in daily Ignation retreat format) wrapped in a calming audio package with some lovely features like original music and seasonal programing, brought to you by the Jesuits.

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Pray as You Go – Lent Retreat 2023

Make a digital retreat for Lent with Pray as You Go (Free) Apple | Android. Enjoy beautifully-produced audio retreats brought to you by Jesuit Media Initiatives out of Britain. This app invites you to spend about about 11 minutes per day (not just during Lent, but all year long!) in a systematic method of prayer which you follow in an audio format; they call this form of exercise “imaginative contemplation” as you are taken on a guided mental cruise of spiritual discovery and wonder and challenge with music, Scripture and questions for reflection. Specific retreats, like their Lent retreat, are a separate offering from their regular daily retreats. They are uploaded one per week during Lent. You will not be able to access reflections ahead of time. They are only available on the date of release for the week. Their Lent Retreat for 2023, The Jerusalem Journey, is led by Rev. Phil Harrison SJ (Jesuit) who will guide you on Jesus’ final journey to the cross and resurrection over the course of seven weeks towards Easter Sunday.

Following the Introduction, Pray As You Go developers say this retreat will then begin your journey with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Monday 27th February. Allow your weekly session to be about 20 to 25 minutes of prayer time.

The 2023 schedule is as follows: 

Wednesday 22nd February: Introduction
Monday 27 February: The Entrance
Monday 6 March: The Perfume
Monday 13 March: The Bread
Monday 20 March: The Silver
Monday 27 March: The Feet
Monday 3 April: The Death
Saturday 8 April: The Tomb
Sunday 9 April: The Life
Pray as You Go is a valuable addition to your mobile device as a daily retreat you can engage all year long. In the regular section of Pray as You Go, a new prayer session is produced for each day of the week and one for weekends with material written by a number of Jesuits and other experts in the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola, according to developers. Although the content is different every day, it keeps to the same basic format of gently weaving together music, a passage of scripture and a few questions for personal reflection in a each prayer session. Developers say the framework of prayer allows you to:
  • become more aware of God’s presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God’s word
  • grow in your relationship with God
You will appreciate the ability to set the time you’d like reminder notifications to pray. The wide variety of music in this app is a significant feature, as this app review noted. Music is used as a conduit to help with your meditation. You WILL enjoy some pieces so much you will want them for you collection. No problem. Go to Pray as You Go’s web site to purchase/ download any of the music you discover on the app.
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Passion of Jesus

Meditation on the Passion of our Lord is a particular devotion during the season of Lent. If you have never tried this app, do it this year. The Passion of Jesus app Apple ($1.39)| Apple Watch | Android ($.99) is designed to help you develop a tender daily devotion to Jesus Christ and his passion by engaging you–in real time–in the last 24 hours of Christ’s life. The events are put in sequence as found in Scripture and Sacred Tradition. Based on your local time, you are served a respective passion image, a corresponding reflection (based on the collective writings of Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri), response and suggested prayer intentions. This passion timeline enfolds over a 24 hour period, but you can change this to other timelines to accommodate your schedule– 8 hours, 1 hour and 30 minutes.  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 and 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.” If you only engage this app on Good Friday, you will be in for a powerful experience, no matter where you are during the course of that day! Also included with this app are:
  • Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • Way of the Cross through Mary’s eyes
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Take a look at how the app works.

Magnificat Lenten Companion 2023

Magnificat Lenten Companion 2023  Apple ($2.99) Android ($2.99) A Companion to the popular Magnificat series specifically targeting the Forty Days of Lent (from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday). This popular devotional ($4.99 if you purchase the print booklet) is sold out. But you can get it online or through their app which is designed in a convenient, easy-to-use format. In addition to the app version of the booklet, the e-book version is available for: Kindle, ($2.99) Nook, ($2.99) Kobo ($2.99). It is also available as an eBook for KoboKindle, Nook and Apple Books.
You get: daily liturgy (Mass readings) [Liturgical source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops & ICEL], Stations of the Cross, meditations, penance service, devotional prayers and much more. We at Catholic Apptitude are proponents of bringing your mobile device into church to use as your Missal because it is a terrific aid in being present at liturgy. This may be a good time to start because this app or e-book version is at your fingertips. Of course the convenience of having this resource is valuable for down times like waiting for your children at team practice or quiet times when you just want to steal a few minutes to meditate. Appreciated are the alerts you can set for Evening Prayer, for example.
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The Chosen

Get to know Jesus this Lent by turning off your regularly-scheduled programing and turning on The Chosen television series instead (Free) Apple | Android.
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said that a saint is someone who makes Jesus lovable to others. So the producers of this multi-season television series take on the challenge to do just that–make Jesus lovable to you. They do this by looking at his life and ministry through the eyes of ordinary people around him. Imagine being able to binge watch the 3-season series as you follow engaging storylines of various characters in situations you never dreamed of. That’s what you get with THE most exciting Christian app to hit the market in a long time.
In 2018, a little film spread throughout the internet depicting Christ’s birth from the vantage point of characters who were caught up in an intriguing tale. Did you see it? Captured your heart, didn’t it? That was the pilot episode that captivated thousands of small investors to fund the series. Fast forward to today… three full seasons are completed and available to you FREE with The Chosen app. See a side of Jesus you have never experienced before. User interface is as friendly as it gets! Simply download the app with a click of this link that automatically takes you to the App Store for your device. Once in The Chosen app, you can immediately start watching episodes on your phone or tablet. But it’s better to watch on your tv, so simply click “watch tv” button in the app, and it automatically casts to your your television system. You can also catch it streaming on Roku, FireTV and AppleTV. The show is licensed to other streaming platforms and TV networks, such as Amazon Prime Video, Peacock and Netflix.
Revive your relationship with Jesus and the gospels as you immerse yourself in story lines right out of somebody’s fruitful imagination, unfolded in a way that gets you to see Jesus in a new light. The effect it can have is really quite stunning as you sense his humanity worn as comfortably as an old shoe. These aren’t sappy, sentimental storylines. You are brought into plausible domestic scenes within the actual gospel accounts–the stories you know, but this time from another person’s vantage point, including Peter’s wife, for example. Keep in mind, these story lines are NOT entirely faithful to Catholic interpretations of the Gospels. Some of the theology is a little out there on the imagination scale. Take it as a work of art that speaks to your spirit and not scriptural exegesis and you’ll enjoy it for what it is.
Still hesitant to download? I get it. Targeted Christian films tend to come off as blatantly preachy and sterile. And while I cringe a bit at the anachronistic dialogue (they speak in the style of 30-year-old Americans) in faux accents, the too clean and starchy costuming, the candle props that look like they came straight from Pottery Barn, child actors not ready for prime time, candles lit during the daytime… I am drawn into these stories–so much so that they come to my mind throughout the following day as I ponder Mary Magdalene’s sweet joy at setting a Shabbat table or wonder just what’s going on with Nicodemus. And yeah, I do love this Jesus. You will too. In the interest of transparency, while I am one of the thousands of initial investors (see credits at end of episode Four), I have no ties with the production company nor its marketing team. I just happened to have a little cash that year to throw at this because I loved the pilot so much. The series is as refreshing and enjoyable as I had hoped. Once you get the app, you can easily share your treasure with others through use of the imbedded Share button. The series is free. But do look at the “Pay It Forward” option to contribute to making this valuable piece of evangelization available to others throughout the world. Here’s The Chosen trailer:


exodus appWho will you become by Easter? That’s Exodus app’s question for men, specifically (but of course women can give this a go as well). Are you a man who yearns to leave his boyhood behind so you don’t live in a state of perpetual adolescence? That is a big aim of Exodus App for men looking to take their spiritual life to boot camp, according to the app’s founder/director, James Baxter. If that’s what you’re looking for, and you’d like to take a hard-core approach to seriously tackle your spiritual growth between now and Easter (or any 40-day period you choose), time to MAN UP. Here’s your program. This new version (which typically is 90 days) has been trimmed to follow the 40-day period of Lent.  Exodus (Free with in-app purchase) Apple| Android is an intense make-my-daily-routine-uncomfortable initiative that emphasizes traditional forms of mortification like various forms of abstinence, physical discomfort, prayer and meditation to get you to break bad habits and form new ones that lead to FREEDOM in Jesus Christ. It is ideal to hitch onto Lent. A U.S. Catholic bishop has encouraged men to “embrace the sacrificial spirit” of Exodus and join him in following the app’s program. Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Texas, who started the program himself in 2020, has Tweeted that even if you can’t go all in on the daily practices (no sweets, no alcohol, added prayer time, regular exercise, fasting/abstinence twice a week, cold showers, fast from technology, reading Scripture regularly, etc.) “at least try to adopt some of these practices.”
The app is free with additional monthly purchase to continue the program– $10 each month totaling $30. Radical transformation requires radical effort. Effects of the intense Exodus program can result in a closer relationship with Christ, appreciation of silence in body and mind, a re-orientation in how you spend your valuable time, a sense of renewed “sonship” with God, healthier body, and stronger relationships. All this, according to developers, adds up to regaining freedom, and the source of that freedom is Jesus Christ. Indeed, developers note that this program can be useful in breaking certain addictions like pornography and too much time with digital technology. If you feel you may be up for this type of intense spiritual workout, check out the in-depth conversation about this app with its developer on Taylor Marshall’s podcast via YouTube. Marshall has gone through the program twice and along with Baxter, they cover the program rather thoroughly. The download links below take you to the app’s sign-up portal before you go to the actual download so you can start with the free trial.
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Catholic Meditations for Lent

Catholic Meditations for Lent by St. Thomas Aquinas– Apple Lite version is free and offers meditations every other day. Full Version is $3.99 and offers each day’s meditation beginning on Septuagesima Sunday–three Sundays before Ash Wednesday–through Holy Saturday. If you are looking for daily in-depth, scholarly meditations from the great Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, this is your app. You will be impressed by the myriad of topics diving into Scripture passages each day right up through the passion, death and resurrection of Our Lord. Feast on his famous “points” to each meditation which draw you deeper into the theological perspectives the great saint shares. You will enjoy the ability to share meditations on social media, email or just copy into your notes. Cool 3-D touch shortcuts take you to the day’s mediations.

Truth and Life Audio Bible with 40-Day Reading Plan

An essential component of your spiritual journey is engaging the Word of God. How about making a commitment to reading the entire New Testament or all four Gospels during Lent? You can EASILY do that with…
Truth & Life Dramatized audio Bible New Testament (Free text with in-app purchase to unlock all the audio; Gospel of Mark audio free) RSV-Catholic Edition translation  Apple | GooglePlay | |Kindle Fire | Online web
Imagine a reading plan that will serve the text to you on your mobile device AND read it to you! This is not your ordinary audio book. We’re talking a world-class production of the Bible read by more than 70 actors (many celebrities) with movie studio sound effects and an original music score! On a long road trip? Stuck in traffic? Fire up this app and enjoy having the Gospels read to you while you listen to the oars of Peter’s boat slapping the water on the Sea of Galilee or the crowds gasp in amazement on witnessing a miracle from Jesus. You’ll enjoy the original background music that dramatically enhances the readings. From Developers: “More than 70 actors help bring the scriptures to life in this 22-hour audio production, complete with this award-winning audio New Testament … endorsed with an Imprimatur from the Vatican and including a foreword by Pope Benedict XVI.” The 40-Day reading plans for Lent cover your choice of the New Testament or just the Gospels. As an added bonus, you get the audio version of the Gospel of Mark with this free version with the ability to upgrade (a mere $20) to the full New Testament audio at any time. So, while the full text of the Bible is free, the audio New Testament is not, with the exception of the Gospel of Mark. The quality of the audio is well worth the price as you’ll experience hearing Mark’s Gospel. img_8562Our preferred way to get this Bible app is to go through the free EWTN app. This Catholic multi-media app provides a seamless portal to the Truth and Life Audio Bible while at the same time offering you all their great programing which you should have anyway. Individual audio books of the New Testament are $1.99 ea; the complete new Testament is $19.99 and the entire package audio and study bible is 29.99.
  • Complete text of RSV-CE synchronized with audio [text highlights move with the audio reading- very cool]
  • Go directly to any verse and hear and see the Bible text instantly [very cool!]
  • Use the built in playlist [built-in reading plan] to hear/read the New Testament in 40 days or in Chronological order
  • Search verses
  • Create your own playlist of verses [who else provides that?]
  • Remembers where you left off with bookmark.
  • Easily fit entire 22 hours of audio on your device.
  • Ability to highlight text and take notes
  • Maps of the Holy Land during various Biblical times
  • Spanish text version of the Bible is NOW offered (La biblia de Straubinger, considered the primer Catholic Bible in Spanish)
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MP3 Cardinal Newman

MP3 Cardinal Newman (Free) AndroidApple
Here’s an opportunity to experience old school Lenten sermons by one of the most intelligent English Catholic saints in history. In 2019 Pope Francis canonized Saint John Henry Newman who already had an app devoted to his sermons! His Lenten sermons are part of the catalog of recorded sermons. Saint John Henry Newman was a Roman Catholic cardinal, scholar, and founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in England. What better way to get to know this revered saint than by spending time listening to many hours of his talks on this app.

Enjoy recording artists reading almost 200 talks from this great 19th century Catholic preacher and writer who speaks to you on themes surrounding Scripture, feast days and many subjects dealing with the human experience, Church teaching and spiritual growth. You’ll enjoy the pleasant English accent of many of the readers as you listen to inspiring, clear and beautifully-written sermons. Indeed, he is known as one of the 19th century’s greatest English prose writers. 

These sermons are among his greatest “plain” sermons. The first recording blessedly offers an introduction to this great saint’s life and works and the source of the text of these recordings. Download the app for free to enjoy a couple sample talks in each category listing. Upgrade to the full version ($8.99) to have unlimited access to the complete library of talks. Internet connection required to access audio files. Because they’re not downloaded, your hard drive space is saved.

A red ribbon marks the last sermon you heard so you can easily find your place. The screenshot above displays the talks for Lent/Easter/Pentecost.

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Stations of the Cross is a devotion that invites us to literally walk with Jesus during his Passion and Death, stopping at key moments to meditate and pray. At each of the 14 blessed stations we reflect on the event that went on in that time and place. Special graces are attached to walking the Stations in a Catholic church. Yes, you may bring your mobile device with you to read the prayers and meditations as you walk the Stations on your own. While a church is the most efficacious setting to pray this devotion, praying these stations on your own outside of a church setting can still be of great spiritual aid for you, of course. These apps featured below help to enrich your prayer experience with beautiful imagery, meditations and even audio in some cases. 
Via Dolorosa ($2.99) Apple | Android If ever there was a blessing of an app, it is this one. Imagine walking in the footsteps of Jesus on his Way of the Cross in the designated locations as they appear today. This very journey that pilgrims take in the Holy Land is offered to you in a virtual setting supplied by this lovely app. Enjoy beautiful photographs of each station blended in a video format with serene background music as you listen to the description, reflection and prayer. The narration, delivered in a soothing voice, gently walks you through the scene as described by Scripture and tradition. You get a sense of what went on in those specific places you see before you.
Like an actual pilgrim in Jerusalem, you are supplied with an interactive map which denotes the actual place of each station on the Via Dolorosa. These stations were officially designated in the 19th century, but generally follow the route of pilgrims centuries earlier. While nine of the stations are based on Gospel accounts, the rest are based on tradition (Jesus’ three falls, his meeting with his Mother, and Veronica wiping his face).  If you can’t get to a Catholic church to walk the stations (complete with the graces that come with that effort), this is an inspirational substitute. Yes, these follow the designated stations in a Catholic church. The audio portion of the app alone is worth the price. Listen to this on your way to or from work, or while you’re out for a walk. It is a beautiful way to end your day before going to bed. Via Dolorosa App is developed by the World Evangelical Alliance, one of the world’s largest alliances of Christian churches. So while the descriptions and photos show you key art and architecture of each station (many of them in Catholic churches/chapels), you won’t see the Fourth Station’s magnificent Eucharistic Adoration chapel, for example.
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Catholic Prayers ($2.99) This is a universal app for all mobile device formats. Follow the link, locate the app information and click the “Buy Now” button. 

Beauty is the hallmark of the effort the developers at St. Clement ePress put into all of their first-rate apps which–by far–exceed quality, beauty and ease of use of most apps in their categories. This collection of traditional Catholic prayers and devotions is an exceptional aid to help you “work out your salvation,” developers state. This primary focus fuels the seriousness of the task at hand, and it is clearly the motivation behind an app designed with elegance. Exquisite art, tasteful fonts, subtle colorations and textual embellishments combine to reflect the dignity of the human soul attempting to encounter God. Among the many prayer resources offered in this app, the gorgeous Stations of the Cross alone is worth the price.

The app’s Way of the Cross includes the traditional prayers by St. Alphonse’s Liguori along with scriptural meditations. High resolution images of the stations help you to pray this devotion if you are unable to physically be in a church.

Developers say this app evolved over time, beginning as a collection of Catholic artwork and inspirational Catholic prayers/ devotions gathered from old missals, prayer cards etc. Today, the app’s rich catalog of prayers (in English and Latin) includes: Devotions like Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy and novenas; more than 100 traditional Catholic prayers; indexes to feast days prayers and saints; and helpful information concerning indulgences, guidelines for reception of Holy Communion, fasting, Church doctors and the six Precepts of the Church. 

iStations ($1.99) Android  Traditional images of stations and the popular St. Alphonsus Liguori devotional text. For most people, that’s all they ask for. But you get more–There is an audio version imbedded. In that case, bring your ear buds if you’re in church.  If you are not in church, the app helps to simulate the experience by providing beautiful traditional art depicting the stations for you to use in your private prayer. Two traditional methods, including a Franciscan method. Also, text of traditional prayers in English and Latin.
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Via Crucis: Catholic Meditations on the Way of theCross by St. Francis of Assisi ($2.99) Apple Why shell out three bucks for this app? Because you don’t often find one based on “Meditations on the Way of the Cross” by St. Francis of Assisi.

In addition, the classic artwork offered is just gorgeous on your device. This art includes timeless masterworks in painting and stained glass. Touch the picture and it opens to a larger format via 3-D touch which you can pinch/zoom to fill the screen.St. Francis’ meditations bring us into Christ’s sufferings, challenging us to consider our part in each station. They are brief and to the point. This type of app is fine to use while you’re in church walking the Stations on your own or outside of church using the beautiful artwork to aid your meditation. We appreciate the option to change the font size for easier reading. Offered in 4 languages: English, Italian, French, and Portuguese.

Audio Non-Traditional Stations of the Cross via Pray as You Go app (Free) Apple | Android Enjoy fully-produced audio reflections with lovely prayers and music appropriate for the reflection to enhance your experience of praying Stations, but please understand they are not the traditional Stations of the Catholic Church. The value of this devotion lies in the richness of meditations that include subjects like the Good Thief and Peter’s denial mixed in with some traditional stations as you take an imaginary walk through the Passion and Death of Christ. You may find this journey enriches the traditional Stations when you pray those. If nothing else, it will get you to sloooow down and calm your mind as you ease into reflection on sublime topics. I find the beautiful music draws me into the meditation in unexpected ways. On that note, the first station is sure to get you hooked. Separate audio files for each station do not need to be downloaded to play, but that option is available if you want to take this on your walk. Web link for direct access to this devotion without the app here. stations-prayASUGo BUTTON-appStore BUTTON-Google play

All Catholic Music All the Time!

Lent is a great time to explore new ways of focusing our attention on spiritual matters. One way to do that is to change the music we listen to. “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you…with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16) So, this year, we’re calling out two important apps to help you do just that.
iCatholic Music (Free) Apple | Android  The #1 Catholic Radio App in the world, iCatholic Radio, offers this separate app dedicated to streaming contemporary music by top Catholic artists on weekdays and Saturdays. Sunday mornings switch to several hours of sacred Gregorian chant, offering perfect background music as you prepare for Mass. With this app you not only get spiritually-enriching Catholic music 24/7 (no matter where you are in the world, and no matter what time you’re listening), but you get valuable on-demand features:
  • audio Rosary
  • audio Chaplet of Divine Mercy
  • Podcasts — talks by noted Catholic authors and priests on a variety of topics.
  • the ability to record a testimonial on how Catholic music has impacted your life
  • quick links to iCM’s social media posts
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Great Catholic Music (Free) Apple     Living Bread Radio offers a stand-alone app to fill the need for those just looking for well, great Catholic music. Their selection includes hymns that you’d hear in church as well as Catholic contemporary music. This is a basic click and play app. They don’t offer any other resources–just their commercial-free music.

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Author:Jennifer Kane

Content Evangelist, Jennifer Kane, is a secular Carmelite (OCDS), wife, mother, grandmother who worked for more than 30 years in marketing/communications which included 20 years in radio broadcasting including news director. She holds degrees in Journalism/Communication (BA) and English (MA) from St. Bonaventure University. In 2016 she authored the Vatican application for minor basilica status for The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, New York. Pope Francis granted that title in 2017. Research on the basilica formed the basis of her history book, A Place Set Apart. She previously authored the book, A Worthy and Capable Clergyman, the second part of the history book in a slightly different format. She is founder and editor of the website,, the #1 English language website cataloging/reviewing Catholic apps for mobile devices.

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