The Rosary - There's an app for that, seriously!
Happy Easter/Feliz Pascua! We wanted to share part of a recent article from the Wall Street Journal about how modern-day Catholics are embracing the Rosary, including Rosary iPhone apps! Do you say the Rosary? Have you ever used a Rosary-related app on your phone? Leave a comment and let us know!
Catholics, who will celebrate Easter this Sunday along with other Christians world-wide, have been saying the rosary for centuries. The necklace-like string of 59 beads represents a cycle of prayers—53 Hail Marys and six Our Fathers. As modern-day Catholics discover the rosary anew they are also updating the instrument and creating a market for nontraditional interpretations.
The basic concept, using beads to keep track of prayers, remains the same, but some rosaries are taking a decidedly contemporary form. There are several rosary iPhone applications; one lets users slide virtual beads on the screen.
Rosary manufacturers are offering a variety of novelty models, in many cases aimed specifically at men. One new model has football-shaped beads to encourage boys reluctant to sit through a litany of prayers. For other tastes there are rosary bracelets with peace signs.
Read the complete article.