The saints, having been human, lived every type of earthly existence and it is in the details of their life stories that we find their patronages. By invoking the saints, we ask for guidance in overcoming our own earthly trials, much like one would ask advice of a family member or friend. Meditating on the lives of these remarkable people inspires us to conquer our own personal obstacles.

A novena is a nine day period of prayer. Usually the novena prayer is recited nine times in a row for nine consecutive days, the repetitive nature of the prayer serves to bring on a quiet and meditative state. When ones mind quiets down, it allows the solution to a problem to appear or even help in the acceptance of an unchangeable life challenge.

To help you find a saint that can aid you with your specific dilemma, we have divided this app of thirty-six saints into four categories: Health, Occupations, Situations and States of Life. You can find your saint by personally relating to their history, by being drawn to the illustrated depictions in their holy cards, or by searching the Glossary of extensive problems and life situations.

Our beautiful vintage holy cards depict the saints with the enigmatic attributes and symbols that are commonly used to represent them. Brief explanations of these symbols are given to help decipher the visual iconography in their images. The prayers in this app are universally known and have been used for centuries as tools in obtaining clarity and peace of mind. All are free to utilize them, regardless of one's faith or religious belief.

What's New

Version 1.0.06

Updates to iOS 10 and support for 64 bit.

Ratings and Reviews

Simple and easy to use


I have been using this app for years. For those with or without a knowledge of novenas, this app is easy to use and full of prayers for challenging life situations, which many of us encounter during our lifetime. It’s comforting to know we’re not along in our struggles and grief. Knowing that these amazing saints endures years and for some decades of hardship, gives me comfort. That they fully understand our struggles and worries, all for the love of god.

Novena app

Doctor bcs

Friends are surprised to find the Novena app on my iPhone. I'm a lifelong atheist, from a non-Catholic background , the last person whom one would expect to have bought this app. I did buy it, though, because of the beauty of the carefully selected cards, and the thoughtful research on the interesting lives of the Saints. I also find it fascinating to look at which particular Saint is called upon to help with particular situations. Whether one is religious or not , there's no denying the richness of the art, music and literature that has derived from the church. I recommend this app to anyone who is interested in the arts, as well as those who are religious.


secret power

Great thinkers, scientists, artists and philosophers have recognized the life-transforming power of prayer and meditation. The novena, a special prayer said over nine days (novena is Latin for nine), can be a form of meditation. The images and lives of the saints and the prayers in this beautiful app are an inspiration to anyone – religious or not – seeking to develop the power of the conscious and unconscious and connect to the collective unconscious. Praying the novenas, reading about the saints’ lives or simply looking at the art can be another way to experience life’s spiritual secrets and the power of the universe.


Stolen Car Productions
106.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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