Apps for Prayer

laudateIf you’re a tech-connected family, load up your cell phone (or your teen’s cell phone) with the latest Catholic prayer apps, of which there are dozens. Some examples:

► Laudate is a popular, free Catholic prayer app that offers daily Mass readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, rosary, stations of the cross, daily meditations, and more.

► Art/y/fact helps users interpret and meditate on Christian art.

► 3-Minute Retreat, from Loyola Press, offers a daily three-minute retreat featuring soothing music, Scripture verses, and reflective thoughts and questions.

► Steubenville Youth Conferences App serves up videos of speakers and music from the Steubenville Youth Conferences, but it also allows users to connect with one another by posting prayer requests and praying for one another.

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