PrayersPlus from St. Clement ePress
$2.99 - (happily) launched in July 2014 for Android
Believe it or not, the hardest reviews to write are when I have TOO much to say because they come from a product I truly like. As it is with PrayersPlus - there are so many exciting things to share, I just don't know where to start!
How about I share 5 of my favorite features of the PrayerPlus app:
- The thorough explanation on the Catholic Church's teaching on Indulgences;
- The clear and concise listing of the Six Precepts of the Faith;
- The searchable Prayer Index;
- Biographies of the Doctors of the Church; and
- Fantastic, prayerful Stations of the Cross.
Often misunderstood, Indulgences really get a bad rap. This feature of the PrayersPlus app shows what a true gift they are. I particularly appreciated the list of Four Ways to Gain a Plenary Indulgence. This was definitely very beneficial. As a great sinner, I need all the help with my temporal punishment that God will allow me. As a person with a deep devotion to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, I was overjoyed to see teaching of offering of Indulgence for those souls included in the explanation.
The Bible Study group, I am blessed to hold in my home, actually used the Six Precept section of the App to guide our discussion this week on the topic. While we were all familiar-- in one way or another -- with the individual rules, some of us had not linked them together as The Precepts of the Church (Catechism of Catholic Church nos. 2041- 2043). The informative and detailed list provided for a lively discussion.
From Augustine to Hildegard von Bingen, this feature includes feast days; when each Saint was declared a Doctor of the Church, as well as the dates associated with their birth, death and canonization. Each mini-biography is full of interesting and illuminating facts. There was not a single synopsis I read that didn't make me want to go learn more about these men and women who have all made significant contributions to the Catholic Church.
Copyright 2014 Allison Gingrs
About the Author
Allison Gingras created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women (OSV), including "The Gift of Invitation" and "Seeking Peace: A Spiritual Journey from Worry to Trust." Her ministry focuses on the grace of prayer, Scripture, and sacrament. Allison is the national WINE Steward for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and hosts A Seeking Heart podcast.