By Our Sunday Visitor
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Catholic faith and practice have long celebrated turning in prayer and devotion to the saints of the faith who have lived lives worthy of emulating. But with a body of saints stretching into the thousands, it has not always been easy to know which saint to turn to for what. The Patron Saints app seeks to put all this information right in your hands, providing you with the names and information for over 1,000 saints, including meaning and origin of the name, feast date, place of origin, an image, details on what the saint presides over, a brief biography, and much more. Special functions allow you to search by your felt need, search by a list of what there are patron saints for, and create a favorites list for easy access. A great tool for the Catholic who wants to incorporate the saints into their daily life, or for the curious non-Catholic who might want to understand how and why saints are important in the Catholic faith.
What's New in Version 1.3
Optimizes navigation from the About Us screen to the Browse and Search Features.
The app is pretty complete. It gives a Saint of the day, which corresponds to the Saint's death. Searching saints for a specific day may bring up several Saints which is where you may find the Saint being honored at mass that day. Descriptions are often a screen long, depending on what is known. There is a search function for male or female, date or a specific need. It is a good adjunct to a Missal for getting background on a Saint being honored at Mass on a particular day. The first time use involves an uncompressing of the data and than it is super fast. I'm using an iPhone 5s with the most recent operating system update. I recommend this app for its breadth of Saint information & it's search capability. Significant in-depth info should be searched on line for details longer than a screen or two of information. I am very satisfied with this app.
Doesn't work and non valid App Support email
I paid for and downloaded this app. When it wouldn't work on my phone I tried emailing the app support address given. It was not a valid address. Fortunately it was only $1. Next time I will make sure it's a reviewed app.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Dec 23, 2012
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 55.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Our Sunday Visitor
- © 2012 Our Sunday Visitor
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.