Readers of this blog may already be familiar with Reimagining the Ignatian Examen. We’ve featured flip books based on the popular book of the same name, and now Reimagining the Examen is an app. Years ago, Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, created the prayer app before he even knew it. The novice director for the Central and Southern provinces jotted down themed Examens in a Word document that he would pray from on his iPhone. This year, […]
I’ve just discovered a fine app that delivers daily Ignatian reflections and prayer to your mobile device. The Jesuit Prayer app also gives you the scripture readings of the day and it features downloadable prayer cards and a link for prayer requests. It’s maintained by the Jesuits of the Midwest Province. Get it free for Apple and Android devices.
The Ignatian News Network (INN) has released a free app for Apple mobile devices that showcases its best videos and blog feeds. INN creates stories about social issues and news “viewed through an Ignatian lens,” and you can access these anytime from your iPhone or iPad. Recent stories focus on Pope Francis, life at Jesuit universities, and news from around the Society of Jesus. The app also delivers the latest updates from the ongoing series, […]
A slick “Jesuit app” is now available free from the Apple app store. The app shows the location and contact information for Jesuit institutions, displays the latest news, and shows prayers and other spirituality resources. It works on the iPhone and iPad only. (Alas, I have an Android phone.) Watch the video for more information. (Click here to see the video on YouTube.)
I have a cell phone that isn’t very smart. You might say it’s barely sentient. I use it for texting and phone calls, occasionally as an alarm clock. Articles like Jack McLain’s list of favorite Catholic apps in America make me want to upgrade to a smart phone. One of his favorites is the Three-Minute Retreat from Loyola Press. You can get it free on the web or for 99 cents as an iPhone app.
I assume that everyone reading this is immersed in the “always on” world of the web, blogs, iPods, email, smart phones, iPads, and other devices. Pay heed to Fr. Jim Martin’s plea to disconnect every once in a while: Sometimes it seems as if we can no longer stand to be alone or be “out of touch.” People use Facebook, cell phones, and text messages as a way of staying in touch with friends — […]