Catena is the Bible with verse-by-verse commentary from the church fathers. This gives you insights on the scripture by early Christian theologians, whose faith is the basis of all Christians.

Catena brings the faith that was taught by Christ, preached by the Apostles and kept by the fathers. Commentaries from the original Church perspective speaks to the deeper experience in the roots of the authentic faith.

If you are looking for authoritative guidance in interpreting Scripture, understanding the early church, and learning how to apply the Word of God to your spiritual life, Catena will be a treasured resource for you

God Bless!

What’s New

Version 4.5.1

- Watch videos verse-by-verse! Swipe left on the carousel to access the video card!
- Take notes on verses and commentaries! Just tap "Add Note" when favoriting to a collection!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Jose Caps ,

Bible app done right

This app is good and has lots of good info. Videos to explain its meaning of each verse and very detailed by the church fathers. Has daily quotes, gives in depth history of each verse from the apostles and saints that took part of Jesus Christ missionary work. But wish it was in Spanish cus my mother doesn’t know English very much. I also wished it had an encyclopedia for words and word bank that talks about the Greek and gives us lessons that we can look at and study it. Would love that it would add more tools like history of the rosary and why the mysteries on it are in the Bible as a way to express the powers of reciting it and where to find it in the Bible. And more, cus that way it can help not only build the faith but also to create this rich archive to find and save more work and show to the world.

MosesKing123 ,

Simply Incredible, a MUST HAVE for any Christian

This is simply the best bible app on the AppStore. An easy to use interface, with regular updates even 3 years after launch. Simply amazing commentaries for each verse which is both user friendly and easy to follow.

I don’t watch the live shows or read the lectionary but I do appreciate them for others that use them. The Bible commentaries are the real star of the show.

Negatives: after 3 years, they still haven’t allowed multiple bible translations on mobile which is a shame. Also, there does seem to be minor issues with scrolling up and down on some commentaries.

Otherwise, these are minor issues and this app is a must have for anyone who wants to study the Bible.

MarkB0813 ,

One of the best resources for Bible Study!

The Catena App is one of the most resourceful apps I have ever used. The layout is very simple, and very easy to save and share commentaries. The diversity of commentaries has really increased my knowledge and love of the Catholic faith. I don’t know where I would be without this app.

I would ask the developers to fix the crashes, that occur sometimes. I would also ask for a better integration of other Bible Versions on the mobile app, like the Douay-Rheims. I also would like to see some Greek and Latin Vulgate Versions as well.


David Salib
70.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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