Coming in January: The St. Francis App

St Francis App

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart. --St. Francis of AssisiThe new St. Francis App—the first app dedicated to the saint of Assisi—will be available for download in January.The app was presented to the media in Assisi on December 7, at the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Portiuncula, during an international exhibition of Nativity scenes.Developed by the Italian company Matitegiovanotte in collaboration wit … [Read more...]

Scripture Study On The Run? Go With the GoBible!


Okay, I was asked, would I review the GoBible?  I said yes—and now, I can’t stop playing with it.With the GoBible I can listen to the Bible—from the beginning, or by selecting a favorite Old or New Testament book. I can search by topic (such as “Courage” or “Forgiveness” or “Repentance”). I can use it for prayer—selecting the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary or other common prayers. If I need to locate a particular Old or New Testament story or parable, the GoBible’s search function … [Read more...]

Bibleworld: New App for iPad Is Launched in Rome


This afternoon at 3:30 in the Vatican Radio offices in Rome, a new app for the iPad was introduced.  Called Bibleword, the app is produced by Edizione San Paolo, a Catholic publisher in Rome which is associated with the Paulist Fathers here in the U.S.I learned about it from Luca Paolini, an Italian blogger who, with me, attended the Vatican Blogfest in May 2011.  Luca thinks that an English-language version is available, but I’m struggling to find it.  (I’m sure that for most of you, the Ita … [Read more...]