Be sure to check in with this weeks Prairie Messenger Newspaper, Kiply Lukan Yaworski, has written a great article about the Saint of the Day for Kids App. What is the Prairie Messenger? True to its Catholic tradition, the Prairie Messenger seeks to mirror for the church on the Prairies the whole reality of the pilgrim People of God as they seek to better understand, make present and judge themselves by the kingdom of God as announced in the liberating and merciful news of Jesus Christ. […]
At the beginning of May, 2013, myself and three others, launched a new app in the world of iOS. Sandra Molyneux, Erin Lockert, and also Sharon Leyne, and I have been working on this app for approximately a year. Two years ago, my wife and I were looking to teach our kids more about the rich heritage the church has with Saints. Some of the more famous ones one thinks of: St. Mary, St. Paul, St. Christopher, things coming from my childhood. Since both folks are practicing Catholics, we wished to share this with our children. The trouble was, there just wasn't much in existence that we found useful for our 3-7 year olds, that will wasn't too graphic or very 'modern'. It was also spread out all around us, and wasn't easy to compile. Many of us wanted something handy, something that our kids could engage with. Other Options We had located a 'Saint of the Day' walls calendar. It was big, and expensive. I searched to have something that was interactive, and something that they would want to consider reading by themselves. Two years later the app is in the app store and it is gaining a following. The reviews that individuals have had are positive, and constructive [...]
I am a father of four. I work as a freelance graphic designer and freelance webmaster. Sometimes getting to prayer with four kids under 8 is a challenge for me. Catholic apps on my iPad or iPhone give me the resources to what I need for my faith. These top five Catholic apps have helped me to have more time for prayer and connect my kids with prayer as well. Catholic Faith Based Apps 1. Saint of the Day for Kids App $1.99 Of course I am going to recommend my own app. However, it is because we use it pretty regularly with our kids. My oldest (he's eight) isn't so much interested in the colouring pages any more, but he is interested in reading about the lives of the Saints. They aren't long or complicated, perhaps that is why he likes it. It is also our own go to app for Saint info. Saint of the Day for Kids. Same price as a colouring book, and a lot more information. :) We use it daily. 2. Confession - $1.99 Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every penitent. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide [...]
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As 2014 begins many people make resolutions to get healthier, eat better and accomplish more. How many people put their faith life on the list of things to deepen, expand and learn about. The depths of the Church Is it easy to learn about the depth of the Catholic faith, what about your Christian roots? The information out there on the history of the church is plentiful. Just start googling catholic, or ask around. There are many resources. Where did it all begin? Christmas 2013 has just passed, and we celebrated the coming of the Saviour. For the last 2000 years people have come before us and lived their lives according to scripture, and worked within and without the Catholic Church. Many of the movers and shakers of the last 2000 years have been saints. They impacted social norms, art, history, and society. Learning more about the saints is as easy as downloading the app. 365 Saints right there on your iPhone, iPod, iPad! Miracles and Milk! Incredible miracles happened with the saints. Jesus changed water into wine, but what about filling a pail with milk? It's happened. St. Brigid of Ireland was generous with all of those around her, but one day she was a afraid that she [...]