This app is a great way of praying the Rosary, because each Hail Mary is preceded by short scripture verses. These promote meditative prayer; it is easier to keep focused on each mystery.
You can choose between the Knox Bible, the New American Bible, or Douay-Rheims Bible according to your preference.
If you forget which mystery to pray, do not worry because the app will automatically show the correct mystery for each day of the week.
Instead you can manually choose any one of the four mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous and pray it as and when you wish.
To give you a better reading experience, it is possible to adjust the font size to display the prayer.
You can continue right where you left off, if you get interrupted, because the app will save the place where you stopped.
If you prefer to have the prayers in Latin, they are also included in the app.
You may wish to disable the Luminous mysteries and can do so from the Settings.
To encourage yourself to pray the rosary more often, there is a daily reminder feature.
If you prefer audio, activate the built-in audio feature or you can also record your own voice or your loved ones while reciting the Scriptural Rosary.
Include your petitions or thanksgiving within the app while praying the rosary with the custom opening or closing text feature.
You can even pray the rosary in a group with friends nearby, the screens synchronize between the devices by way of Bluetooth or WiFi.
The following languages are supported: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Indonesian.
This is a universal app so you only need to download get this app to be used on both iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices.
Please pray for the holy souls in Purgatory and for me, as I continue to develop Catholic apps.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Night Theme for easier reading in dark or dimly lit environment
Select random mysteries from the Mysteries selection screen
OpenDyslexic font support
Hide scripture option in Settings screen
Missing Luminous mysteries for some devices. If this still happens after this update, try to toggle off and on again the Luminous mysteries switch in Settings screen
Mispronunciation of the word "lead" in Our Father and Fatima prayer
Mispronunciation of the word "tears" in Hail Holy Queen prayer
Mispronunciation of certain Italian words
Default voice reading the scripture verses reference as "dash" instead of "to" for English version
Ratings and Reviews
Great help for saying the Rosary
I used the scriptural Rosary long before it was an app, (I had the little blue and white book!)so I was very pleased to find this version of it. It is very user-friendly and comes with all of the prayers to accompany the Rosary that you need. There is a choice of languages too. I used the Spanish with my mother-in-law. She found it very comforting. One change that might help is that the read-aloud function sounds robotic and needs to be fixed. I don’t use it, but for those that do, I imagine this is really annoying. Maybe get an actual person to record the readings and prayers? Anyway, I love this app. It’s been very helpful to me.
I’ve tried a few rosary apps, and this by far is the best!
There are many options to choose from, so that you can personalize it- Bible version, Latin if you wish, Scriptures for each decade or not, and more! The beautiful pictures for each Mystery are a wonderful aid for meditative prayer.
The only negative is, as some reviewers have pointed out, the default recorded voice. Yuck. Double yuck.
HOWEVER, you can record over it! You can record yourself reciting it, or perhaps record a family or prayer group rosary; you could have music playing in the background, you could choose your own Scripture to read, and so forth. It’s straightforward and easy to figure out, and you will then have it for future prayer times. (The app uses the microphone in your device.)
If there were no option for the awful recorded voice, I would have rated this way less. But because it can be recorded over, I give it five stars.
New meaning to the rosary
This app greatly enhances the mystical experience of the Rosary. Since the purpose of the decades is to meditate on the Mysteries, what better way than to refer back to scripture between each Hail Mary! I find it especially helpful on those occasions when I don't have time to finish it in one sitting. I can do one decade at a time between breaks at work.
I also appreciate that I can record my voice or someone else's voice so I don't have to listen to the computer version.
The developer, Leonard Mamangkey, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Leonard Mamangkey
- 79.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2018 Leonard Mamangkey
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.