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56 Comments on “Your Recommendations”

  1. April 4, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Sacred Words is an innovative word game where not only can you use normal dictionary words, you can use words from the Bible as well! Additionally, you can further your mind by actually clicking on a word to retrieve the standard and/or Biblical definition of the word that was last played.

    May 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Catholic Live TV shows EWTN streams within an app. Available for Android from the Amazon App Store

  3. Octavio
    July 19, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    It could be nice to have the Magnificat magazine for android

  4. Emily Knowles
    August 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Hello! I just find a new audio Rosary app on the Play Store. It’s called Decade Rosary.
    I suggest you to try it because it is super simple and takes only about 10 minutes to pray a decade! It is the minimum that you can do as a daily routine!

  5. fr. Paolo Padrini
    September 7, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Dear Friend,

    Finally it is also available for Kindle Fire (and the new Kindle Fire HD) application Catholic iBreviary. iBreviary offers on mobile devices, the Catholic prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, the readings for the Mass and all the Catholic prayers.
    iBreviary is the official application for the Catholics, the tool that helps them to pray and to participate in the celebration of the Holy Mass.

    iBreviary has received over the years, many apprezzamente by Catholics around the world, by bishops and the Vatican itself. iBreviary is available for almost all mobile phones and tablets on the market: iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Android and now … for Kindle.

    The application can be downloaded from Android Kindle Store at this link

    For more information you can read this news


    fr. Paolo Padrini

  6. Michael
    September 12, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Check out the Prayer Intentions app for iPhone. It’s a super easy to use app for keeping a list of your prayer intentions. You can also pray for your friend’s prayers. Not to mention, it’s free. Here’s a link:

    • Pamela Houk
      May 30, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      I like that one, too

  7. January 15, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    iCamilliani is the new application for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry, downloadable for free, which offers a series of historical and artistic routes all around Italy, to discover the History and the places where St. Camillus, the first nurse in History, lived and worked. The app offers some routes starting from Bucchianico, hometown of the Saint, and touching many Italian resorts where he himself had stayed, worked and left tangible and deep traces.“In particular” – as you can read on the site dedicated to the Fourth Centenary of the death of St. Camillus – “iCamilliani is an innovative guide to the less known places of Rome and reveals uncommon aspects of important sites of the capital city”, such as the Port of Ripetta and the Church of Saint mary Magdalene, chosen by St. Camillus as base of his Order, real jewel of the Roman Baroque-Rococo, to which is dedicated an entire detailed section of the app.

  8. February 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    A new confession app that is soft around the edges, welcoming, and includes an “overview” educational section.

  9. March 24, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    new android app on rosary please try it it for free and let me know

  10. April 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Check out the FOCUS Equip App. Lots of talks by popular Catholic speakers. Catholic Bible studies and Evangelization tools. Android. iPhone. iPad. Free to download.

  11. David L.
    May 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Hello, I have made a couple of Rosary praying apps for Windows 8 devices and Windows 8 phones respectively and I’d appreciate an addition to your list. Thank you for your consideration

    Pray the Rosary – Developed during a Windows 8 programming class.

  12. May 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    A great new app to inspire and teach kids about the Saints. It’s called “Saint of the Day for Kids” It is available for iOS. It is a great resource for parents teaching their children, teachers in the classroom, and families about the Saints. The images are printable, and sharable, the content is short to the point and safe for little ears. It is $0.99 with an in app purchase option for an additional $0.99. You can check or iTunes directly. iOS for iPhone, iPod, iPad.

  13. June 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Please check out our new novena app. Its truly beautiful, as it is illustrated with a set of antique holy cards.

    Novena App

    Offering a modern take on the ancient Catholic tradition of using novena prayers to call on saints to help in earthly struggles, the app features visually striking vintage holy cards, prayers and histories for 36 of the most popular saints from all over the world.

    Available now at the App store:

    Follow us:

    Read review at:

  14. September 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Definitely Givelify. The app is free for both the church and the donor.

  15. October 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    “Solid liturgical scholarship and cutting-edge technology.”
    -Patrick Madrid, Catholic apologist, author and EWTN host

    Embark on a comprehensive multimedia journey through the Roman Catholic Mass that is totally approachable and thoroughly entertaining!

    “Vivid and fresh. A must-have app for the New Evangelization.”
    -Brandon Vogt, blogger and author of “The Church and New Media”

    You’ll see hundreds of photographs, drawings, charts and graphs that make for a visually stunning experience. But the MassExplained app goes way beyond that with a multisensory experience only possible on your iPad:

    ✠ Feel like you are there. 360° images of towering cathedrals, inspiring pilgrimage sites and ancient ruins abound.

    ✠ Take a 6th century Byzantine cross for a spin. Pick up and rotate an ancient Roman fasces, a Greek coin, a medieval chalice and other meticulously rendered liturgical vessels and artifacts.

    ✠ The works of the masters as well as those of lesser known artists help illustrate the evolution of the Roman Catholic Mass.

    Explore possible Emmaus sites, follow Paul’s missionary journeys, discover where saintly relics are venerated today.

    ✠ Prayers in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English as well as Gregorian chants and other liturgical music take center stage in the MassExplained app.

    ✠ Often incorporating 3D animations, the videos in the MassExplained app shed light on various aspects of the Eucharistic Celebration.

    ✠ “God is in the details.” Zoom in to discover the intricacies of medieval illuminations and marvel at the brushwork of the great masters.

    ✠ Pilot the app through gestures, buttons or drop-down menus. Which you use is up to you!

    The MassExplained app explores the roots of each section of the liturgy with its unique prayers and gestures. It is packed with scriptural references, quotes from the Church Fathers, the Catechism and excerpts from councils and encyclicals.

    Read with confidence knowing that the content is in line with Church teaching. The MassExplained app is faithful to the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church. Several priests, scholars, nuns and lay ministers have provided their input throughout the process. The app has received two declarations from the Catholic Church — the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. These are official designations that a work is free from doctrinal or moral error.

    “The future of Catholic book publishing has arrived.”
    -Lino Rulli, 3-time Emmy Award winner; best-selling author and host of the Catholic Guy on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

    Learn more about the MassExplained app by visiting:

    “An extraordinary work using the latest technology to advance the proclamation of the Gospel.”
    -The Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami

  16. November 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    As priests we always get people that want us to pray for them. Well what if you can’t make it to the Church but you want Father to pray for you? Now we have an app for that:

  17. Mariam
    December 9, 2013 at 7:01 am #

    Try the new “Christmas Story” application available at the AppStore
    It aims at teaching children the true story of Christmas, and features easy to learn bible verses.

    • Catholic Apps
      December 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

      .99 cents This is right off the cute meter. I like the audio option as well.

  18. January 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Hello brothers and sisters. I have recently released a prayer book app on Google Play so you
    always have the prayers you need wherever you go. Its called “Prayer Book Of Light” and costs only 99 cents.

    All proceeds will help me get to the Azores Portugal to help the people there by working on my fathers farm and creating a
    strong faith based community for the younger generation. With the fututre forecast of the European economy
    they will need all the help they can get. From there we will build more communities across the islands and eventually west
    to all of Europe, with the light, the truth, and the way we can change this world for the better!
    Here is the link to the Google Play page and a decription if you choose to help me by posting a link on your site or if
    you want to spread the word in other ways.

    Description: A refreshing, new kind of prayer book for all Christians and Catholics.
    Featuring prayers for peace, children, pets and animals, for the sick and the dead and more.
    Also featuring four original musical tracks (that can be muted at any time) to accompany the prayers.
    Each prayer has an original high quality photograph/art piece as well.
    Easy to use, each prayer is a touch away!

    Google Play Page:

    Thank you

    Kelsey Cidade

  19. March 2, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    “A wonderful new, lost-cost app has been made available to Catholics, enabling them to take their novenas on the go.”

    “The novena app has a plethora of great novenas, arranged to easily navigate based on need: health, occupations, situations, states of life, etc. You can also say novenas based on who you want to pray to, if not what to pray for. You can search for those by: angels, evangelists, holy people, martyrs and mystics.”

    “And it’s more than just the great novenas so many of us turn to — and rely on — for various needs throughout life.”

    Illustrated with beautiful vintage Holy Cards from the collection of Father Eugene Carrella.

    Visit for the homepage of the app maker and to download the app or go to the iTunes store and look for novena app.

    Thank you,
    Sandy DiPasqua

  20. March 11, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    God bless you. Application worth command Prayer Book for Android.

    Roman Catholic Prayer Book. The best and biggest prayer book. The application includes a collection of more than 260 catholic prayers in the daily prayers, the catechism, litanies, novenas, rosary beads, lace, an hour, Lamentations, Stations of the Cross, an exorcism, the 15 prayers of the holy Brigida, prayer from Pieta prayer book and others.
    The application includes ads that do not interfere with prayer.
    if you want to disable the ads deposit any donation.
    – The application is designed for tablets (you can turn on the two panels in the options).
    – You can search for prayers.
    – Provides two themes: light and dark
    – Color themes fully definable
    – There is a change in the size and color of the fonts
    – You can add your own prayer
    – The application uses the TTS (Text To Speech) to read prayers
    – You can share prayers of others via SMS, email, etc. (facebook doesn’t work, paste prayer from clipboard)
    – You can copy prayers to clipboard (long press on prayer)

  21. March 25, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to
    send you an e-mail. I’ve got some recommendations for your blog you might be interested in hearing.
    Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it expand over time.

    • Catholic Apps
      March 25, 2014 at 12:22 am #

      You may email us at
      We are eager to read your recommendations.

    • Catholic Apps
      May 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      Contact page is up and running! We’d love to hear from you.

  22. March 26, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    The Catholic Social Teaching App is a great resource for the Church’s teachings and for current commentary better explaining current society in light of that teaching.

    I was hired to build this app, but I think it’d make a great addition to your lists.

  23. recordarosary
    March 31, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    We have created a unique Rosary App that provides the opportunity to pray the rosary with the voices we love. It is highly personal – meaning that you can record the voices of children, grandchildren, parents, friends…anyone! You have the option to playback with just one of the voices or “shuffle” to hear all of your recorded prayers/voices for you to pray the Rosary.

    Now on the App Store:

    Soon to be released for Android devices.

    This has been a family labor of love…the idea and inspiration was truly a gift from the Holy Spirit. Since we are fairly new to the “App World” we would greatly appreciate any help to get the word out.

    Only 99 cents with a portion of proceeds going to Catholic Relief Services.

    Learn more:

    Thanks and Blessings!

    • Catholic Apps
      May 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      We’ve reviewed the RecordARosary app and even wrote a blog about it. Thank you for alerting us to this terrific little app.

  24. April 27, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Fantastic Saint Andrew iBook, voiced by Neil Oliver:

  25. April 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Novena app at iTunes:

  26. May 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Among the fine apps here we would like to suggest also our app called Global Catholic. It shows feeds from our website and social networking that focuses on global Catholic mission of the Xaverian Missionaries and our focus on the missio ad gentes of the Church. Our way to connect meaningfully in dialogue with those that are neither Catholic nor Christian. It is available here:

  27. Pamela Houk
    May 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    I recommend The Better Part app by It gives a daily Gospel reading with a meditation and questions for reflection. I do not see it listed on this website or maybe I just missed it. It is by Fr. John Bartunek, LC who assisted Mel Gibson in the Passion of the Christ. He also has a retreat guide series that is very good. It was just picked up by Fr Barron’s Word on Fire for parish use.

    • September 4, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

      I agree – The Better Part is an app recommended to me by a Priest and I’ve found it to be quite a blessing as well. It took me some time to figure out the navigation but in the end, very deep and impactful.

  28. July 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I would like to recommend our app from the Xaverian Missionaries, an international missionary religious congregation. The landing page is here: Also we have a mobile friendly version of the site of our Founder, recently canonized a saint, St. Guido Conforti at Thanks.

  29. Franklin Moreno
    July 9, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    The oficial Pope App, available: on both Apple and Google Play Store, excellent content… a must.

  30. September 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14)

    As we approach this awesome feast of the Exaltation/Triumph of the Cross, I’d like to share a resource near & dear to my heart. This app is the result of a spiritual experience with the main intention of spreading the message of salvation.

    The Passion of Jesus app is founded on the deep spiritual writings of St.Alphonsus de Liguori.This Saint and several others (St.Augustine, St.Bonaventure, St.Pope JPII etc) urge believers of the importance of daily reflecting on the Passion of Jesus to grow in grace and holiness. While this subject (passion/pain/suffering) is not something that people naturally gravitate towards, it is the foundation of our faith and the means of our salvation.

    This app follows each step of the Passion over a 24 hour timeline and is available in several languages. It is currently available for iPhone & iPad (iOS 6 & 7) and expected shortly in Android.

    Here’s link to the app demo:

    If you’d like to find out more, here’s a link to the App store.

    If you have any feedback on the app, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me through my website at

  31. October 5, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    I develop Scriptural Rosary app: The aim is to help people to meditate better while praying the rosary with the Scripture verses in each Hail Mary. Let me know if you want a free copy of the app to review it.

    And more of the Catholic apps that I develop can be found here: I would be glad to give a walkthrough of each one of them.

    God bless!

  32. October 5, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I develop Scriptural Rosary app: with the aim to help people to meditate better while praying the rosary with the help of Scripture verses in each Hail Mary. I also have more Catholic apps at

    I would be happy to give you a free copy of each one of my apps for your review. Let me know.

    God bless!

  33. December 9, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Between these two wonderful Marian Feasts (Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe), I’d like to propose a Free Marian App, Totally Yours featuring the original 33 day total consecration to Jesus through Mary by St.Louis de Montfort.

    Totally Yours app (Free) – is available for both iOS and Android devices

    During this season of advent, what a wonderful way to prepare our hearts for Jesus and Mary, by totally consecrating ourselves and our families. This consecration would be the most appropriate gift of ourselves to Jesus and Mary.

    Your prayers for the spread of this Marian app would be greatly appreciated.

    much blessings in Jesus and Mary,


  34. December 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi, we are the Xaverian Missionaries and we have an app called Global Catholic here: We also have a iphone friendly web of our founder at: Thanks.

  35. Olga
    February 19, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    There are some very good Catholic Lenten Apps for your smartphone. Here are some in English and in Spanish. You are also welcome to let us know of Lenten apps in other languages as well.



  36. March 29, 2015 at 2:09 am #

    The app found in the url above is awesome (and is completely free)! It was created by Matthew Kelley and his DynamicCatholic Ministry.

    The app contains a series of 12 sessions of 6 (very short) videos each. These videos were meant for teens preparing for Confirmation, but as a seminarian who is strong in his faith and is studying to become a Catholic Priest, even I am able to receive much grace and fruit from watching these videos, myself!

    In essence, this goes to show that anyone with an open heart will be enriched by these videos about our faith, no matter their age or stage in the spiritual journey.

    The videos can also be watched online (completely free) at the following web address:

  37. April 5, 2016 at 1:28 am #

    I would recommend the application Prayer Book+ for iOS: (language: english and polish)

    • March 13, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

      How do you access the English version?

  38. November 23, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Hello we recommend the 25Days of Advent App from Biblezon. It is a free download and is an excellent app for kids, adults and families. Please go to for more information. Thank you Michael Hastings

  39. March 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Scripture Typer – Help you memorize Scripture.Verses.

    You can import verses from selected versions or type/paste from any other version.
    I also use it to memorize prayers and link them to verses in Leviticus which I ‘d never memorize. 🙂 In a Notes app on my device I keep a list of these prayers and which Leviticus reference I liked Jed each one to. It automatically schedules review of the verses you’ve mastered.

  40. Thomas
    September 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    Saint a Day

  41. September 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    Christmas Tree of Kindness App began as a family Advent activity, was enjoyed in a Parish Children’s Liturgy for years and now is available for young and old to enjoy independently or cooperatively from, the Apple App Store and Google Play. All ornaments are earned by completing acts of kindness. Choose from over 30 beautiful ornaments to decorate your tree(s). When a tree is completed all will receive a star for the top of the tree and hear Christmas music and celebrate knowing that our world is a kinder place.Teachers are enjoying building classroom trees by using iPads and Smart Boards and printing and decorating classrooms. Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and Easter ornaments are now also included as requested for more opportunities to complete trees.This App embodies kindness, can do spirit, perseverance, beauty and fun!!! We hope you enjoy playing and help make our world a kinder place one ornament at a time!!!

  42. Erich
    February 7, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

    Hello, I would like to recommend Hallow: Prayer and Meditation. It offers audio guided sessions using a variety of prayer techniques (e.g., Lectio Divina, Christian Meditation, the Examen, Spiritual Writing, Rosary). It’s basically like guided sessions in Catholic mindfulness. Users can choose if they want a male or female voice, can download for offline listening, and can choose what length session they want (usually 5 – 15 minutes). It also has a place to journal your thoughts!

    It is a freemium model. Users can access all of the above prayer types for free (which are updated every day) including Lectio Divina on the daily reading every day, and the Rosary. There are also themed ‘Praylists’ and Challenges which users can access for $59.99 a year. is the website.
    App Store:
    Play Store:

  43. Lily
    April 6, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    ISanctuary is such an amazing app that is filled with prayers, the rosary, and even an AR church to help you feel at peace and happiness. I would highly recommend this app for new believers, as well as believers since day one and in Between. The AR church makes you feel like you are in a real church and has the beautiful Divine Mercy there. This is one of my favorite apps and I will always keep and cherish it!

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