Top rated Rosary app beautifully updated in stunning HD to keep your focus where it should be.
This app is a meditation and instructive aid for those praying the Rosary. It is NOT meant to replace your Rosary beads, but rather help you focus on the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
As soon as you open the app you are greeted with today's mysteries so you can meditate on them as you pray, accompanied by beautiful works of art and associated scriptures.
Instructions: Swipe to select the next mystery. That's it!
If you're new to praying the Rosary, you can follow the simple instructions, prayers and learn about the Mysteries.
Additional New Features:
• Auto-load today's set of Mysteries, including seasonal changes for Sundays during Advent and Lent
• Smart Gestures — keep your focus, swipe to go to the next mystery, swipe up to see the scriptures
• Keep your place — pick up where you left off automatically
• Prayer Intentions from Pope Francis — pray through the year with the Holy Father
• Updated Rosary guide and prayers
• Compatible with more phones: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
• Share — send a tweet next time you pray the Rosary to encourage others to do the same
• New website launched — http://rosary.io
• Counter — tap a mystery to keep your place with a new counter. It's very subtle to avoid distraction. This app is meant to be a Rosary companion rather than a replacement. But the counter is there for times you may not have your Rosary on hand.
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
1. The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)
The Resurrection by Sebastiano Ricci (c.1715-16)
2. The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)
The Ascension by Benjamin West, PRA (c.1801)
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-41)
Pentecost by Titian (1545)
4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Munificentissimus Deus, Pope Pius XII 1950)
Assumption of the Virgin by Annibale Carracci (c.1590)
5. The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth (Revelation 12:1)
Coronation of the Virgin by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (c.1641–1644)
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
1. The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
The Annunciation by Luca Giordano (1672)
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
The Visitation by Domenico Ghirlandaio (c.1486-1490)
3. The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)
Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst (1622)
4. The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)
Presentation of Christ at the Temple by Hans Holbein the Elder (c.1500–1501)
5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)
12-year old Jesus in the Temple by Albrecht Durer (1497)
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary (Mysteries of Light)
1. The Baptism of Our Lord (Matthew 3:13-16)
The Baptism of Christ by Emilio Savonanzi (c.1630-1635)
2. The Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11)
Marriage at Cana by Gerard David (c.1500)
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14-15)
The Sermon On the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1877)
4. The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
Transfiguration by Giovanni Battista Paggi (1596)
5. The Last Supper (Matthew 26)
The Last Supper by Philippe de Champaigne (1648)
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
1. The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
The Agony in the Garden by Giovanni Bellini (c.1459–65)
2. Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26)
The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1880)
3. Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)
Crowning with Thorns by Sir Anthony van Dyck (c.1618-1620)
4. Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32)
Christ Carrying the Cross by Jacob Jordaens (1660)
5. The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matthew 27:33-56)
The Crucifixion by Pieter Lastman (1616)
Ratings and Reviews
It’s great, but...
This app is wonderful for prayer and meditation, but I feel that it limits its possibilities. You can only pray the standard rosary in English with this app. I feel that it should provide options for other mysteries of the rosaries, for example, the 7 decade rosary etc. Although I have no problem praying in English, I do prefer praying the mysteries and verses in other languages more native to me.
Poor app design
Trying to switch through the different sets of mysteries with the two finger swipe shouldn't be so much of a pain, but it is. Sometimes I'll swipe 3 or 4 times before the app responds. Also, while trying to swipe through the different sets of mysteries, I'll somehow bring up a list of prayers (which does seem helpful) but I don't know how I got there OR how to get out without killing the app and entering it again. This is a real shame considering I paid for this app. Due to the poor design, I kind of want my money back :\
Ease of Use - Pray Every Day
This app is very good-looking, as it has very beautiful backgrounds on display for you to contemplate each mystery with some associated artwork.
In addition you can swipe up to add more reflections: a scripture reference and the fruit of each mystery. Or leave it as is to just reflect on the imagery.
I enjoy that the intentions that the Holy Father has asked us to pray begin every rosary.
There is also a 🌟bonus🌟 hidden feature: a huge treasury of prayers is accessible by swiping up with two fingers. It is literally a rainbow of colors that you can scroll down and down and down to access dozens of prayers. (This part currently seems a little buggy which is probably why it is a ‘hidden’ feature at the moment, but it is still super great).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.