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Rosary Apps

iRosary with Photos and Prayers: pull down “beads” to advance to next prayer (iPhone, iPad, $2.99).
Virtual Rosary: Vibrates after every 10 Hail Marys (Android, free).
Mobile Rosary: Can share cause and intention on Facebook or Twitter (iPhone, iPad, Android; free).
Rosary: Available in Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese (Android, free).

Prayer Apps

3-Minute Retreat: Music, Scripture, meditation and reflection questions (iPhone, free).
Pray as You Go: Music, Scripture, questions for reflection (iPhone, Android; free).
Instapray: Request prayers, pray for others' intentions, share your prayers with others (Android, free).
Pray!: Timer reminds you of things, people, events you scheduled to pray for (iPhone, free).
PrayerMate: Selects a person or topic daily from your prayer categories (iPhone, Android, free).

Meditation Apps

Mindfulness: Three- to 30-minute guided meditations, plus alarm to remind you (iPhone, Android; $1.99).
Buddhify2: Guided meditations for specific circumstances, keeps stats about user's meditation (iPhone, iPad; $2.99).
Breathe2Relax: breathing meditations for stress-reduction (iPhone, Android; free).
Omvana: Can customize meditation sessions with different sounds, quotes, even record your own voice (iPhone, free).

Gratitude Apps

Gratitude Journal: Write what you're thankful for and rate your day based on a five-star system (iPad, 99 cents).
Gratitude 365: Write what you're thankful for and upload photo; calendar displays all photos (iPhone, $1.99).
My Gratitude Journal: Includes alarm to remind you to practice gratitude by writing what you're thankful for (Android, $2.99; free version allows only 30 entries).
Live Happy: Adds goals setting, other information about positive psychology in addition to gratitude journal (iPhone, free).

Other Apps

The Worry Box: Write down your worries (password protected), then listen to exercise about how to manage worry (Android, free).
Relax Melodies: Chinese flutes, thunderstorms, waterfalls and other sounds to help you sleep (iPhone, free).
MINDBODY Connect: Find wellness services in your area, book appointments, write reviews (iPhone, Android; free).
BellyBio Interactive Breathing: Put your phone on your belly and use biofeedback to learn deep breathing (iPhone, free).

Books for Spiritual growth and/or prayer

Quiet Truth: Prayers & Reflections to Find God in All Things  LInda Ann Ryan, Ph.D. 
Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus   Sherry A. Weddell
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World   Henri J.M. Nouwen
Jesus: A Pilgrimage  James Martin, SJ
The Abbey: A Story of Discovery  James Martin, SJ
The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice   Thich Nhat Hanh
Contemplative Prayer  Thomas Merton
New Seeds of Contemplation  Thomas Merton
The Story of a Soul   Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
Seven Storey Mountain  Thomas Merton
Vocations Anonymous:  A handbook for adults discerning priesthood and religious life, Kathleen Bryant, RSC, D. Min., 1996 (available on
Inner Compass, Margaret Silf, 1999
The Art of Discernment:  Making good decisions in your world of choices, Stefan Kiechle, 2005
Finding My Voice:  A young woman's perspective, Beth M Knobbe


December 2015