By Valent Richie
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
Please fix the terrible default voice!
I just purchased this app because I was looking for a scriptural rosary with audio and the reviews are so positive. Can you imagine my shock when I used it for the first time today and heard the terrible quality of the audio default voice ?! The voice sounds like a drunken Siri, very unnatural and ponderous. It was painful to listen to that voice which was an awful distraction from prayer. For the price of this app, couldn't you have used real persons for the audio? Yes, I know that I can record my own voice but it's a nuisance having to do that. The default voice should be a natural, pleasant sounding human voice. Please fix this! If it's fixed I will be happy to revise my negative review because everything else is fine. Thank you.
New meaning to the rosary
This app greatly enhances the mystical experience of the Rosary. Since the purpose of the decades is to meditate on the Mysteries, what better way than to refer back to scripture between each Hail Mary! I find it especially helpful on those occasions when I don't have time to finish it in one sitting. I can do one decade at a time between breaks at work.
I also appreciate that I can record my voice or someone else's voice so I don't have to listen to the computer version.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 27, 2016
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 77.4 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.