By Valent Richie
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This app is a great way of praying the Rosary, because each Hail Mary is preceded by short scripture verses. These promote meditative prayer; it is easier to keep focused on each mystery.
You can choose between the Knox Bible, the New American Bible, or Douay-Rheims Bible according to your preference.
If you forget which mystery to pray, do not worry because the app will automatically show the correct mystery for each day of the week.
Instead you can manually choose any one of the four mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous and pray it as and when you wish.
To give you a better reading experience, it is possible to adjust the font size to display the prayer.
You can continue right where you left off, if you get interrupted, because the app will save the place where you stopped.
If you prefer to have the prayers in Latin, they are also included in the app.
You may wish to disable the Luminous mysteries and can do so from the Settings.
To encourage yourself to pray the rosary more often, there is a daily reminder feature.
If you prefer audio, activate the built-in audio feature or you can also record your own voice or your loved ones while reciting the Scriptural Rosary.
Include your petitions or thanksgiving within the app while praying the rosary with the custom opening or closing text feature.
You can even pray the rosary in a group with friends nearby, the screens synchronize between the devices by way of Bluetooth or WiFi.
The following languages are supported: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Indonesian.
This is a universal app so you only need to download get this app to be used on both iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices.
Please pray for the holy souls in Purgatory and for me, as I continue to develop Catholic apps.
What's New in Version 2.5.1
Night Theme for easier reading in dark or dimly lit environment
Select random mysteries from the Mysteries selection screen
OpenDyslexic font support
Hide scripture option in Settings screen
Missing Luminous mysteries for some devices. If this still happens after this update, try to toggle off and on again the Luminous mysteries switch in Settings screen
Mispronunciation of the word "lead" in Our Father and Fatima prayer
Mispronunciation of the word "tears" in Hail Holy Queen prayer
Mispronunciation of certain Italian words
Default voice reading the scripture verses reference as "dash" instead of "to" for English version
Great Rosary App
This is a wonderful way to pray the rosary. It is easy to use and has several features that help you pray more deeply and efficiently. The scriptural verses help you to focus on each mystery so that prayer doesn't become repetitive responses uttered mechanically. I usually find that the connections I make with the verses differ each time I say my beads. I also love the short dedication prayer before each decade because it adds to the experience of saying the rosary. Because I use the reminder feature, I get daily notifications to remember to say my rosary. The artwork is another thoughtful and beautiful aspect of this app. All in all, this is a wonderful app that helps develop, maintain and reinforce your faith life and at the same time helps you to pray more thoughtfully.
Keep the artwork visible
This app seems really well-done and I enjoy the world class artwork. I was initially looking for an app that would just display artwork for each mystery in order to keep myself focused, but the scriptural rosary is really good for that purpose as well. I'd like to see an option for "mysteries only," maybe just showing the title, short description, and artwork without the prayers in between. Another potential solution would be adding an option to show/hide the artwork with the prayers (during the Hail Mary's, etc.) so it's there to meditate on along with the scripture.
An Excellent Rosary Aid!
This app has plenty of nice features but is not obtrusive into your prayers. The options include Luminous mysteries or not, Scripture from the source of your choice - or not, prayers in Latin or English, and a daily notification to say your Rosary if you'd like to be reminded. I love the beautiful art and personally find the short Scripture verses with each Hail Mary just right! I use this excellent app frequently, and highly recommend it!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 27, 2016
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 28.9 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Valent Richie
- © 2014 Valent Richie
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.