It's possible that I know someone who's been so busy since the Year of Faith kicked off that that someone hasn't done more than just tread water.
It's possible that that someone is me.
Yes, an app for the Year of Faith! It's the first I've found (though I have heard about others that are coming soon), and it's well-worth every bit of the 99-cents it's going for on iTunes (it's also available on Android).
Don't have a device for apps? No problem, because the website offers all the content.
It's simple to use.
Yes, I'll admit it: I need easy. I'm busy and turning on a screen for prayer can be a crapshoot (the distractions can suck me right in lately).
But with this, I simply open the app (or click on the website) and there I am, the day's reflection right there.
It has great variety.
The categories include Faith at Home, From the Writings of Pope Benedict XVI, Saints, and Faith in Action.
There's no pressure.
It's a busy time of year--but someone recently pointed out to me that things aren't going to get less busy for me for a long time. That's not just because of my work, my husband's career, or my children. It has partly to do with my own talent for staying occupied.
One of the things I love about this app is that it's there, a bright yellow beacon of "here when you need it" faith.
I'm going to try to log onto it everyday, but if I don't, there's no worry that it's going away. I don't have to feel that I need to catch up (though I will probably want to).
Whether you opt to use the website or go mobile with the app, I think you'll find this app a great companion for your Year of Faith journey. Kudos to the folks in the Diocese of Fort Wayne & South Bend and the developers at Little i Apps for a job well done!
Copyright 2012 Sarah Reinhard
About the Author
When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.