Saint of the Day by Franciscan Media
Saint of the Day—portable daily inspiration from Catholic saints
(Available for your iPhone, iTouch, and iPad)
Stay connected to your faith and get daily inspiration from the saints! This app makes it possible to carry the wisdom of the saints with you every day, everywhere. Easily shared with your friends and family via all your favorite social media channels and e-mail.
Each daily entry includes:
• Brief saint biography
• Commentary on the saint’s relevance to your own life
• Reflective quote from Scripture, the saint, or another spiritual writer
• NOTE: Audio capability currently not available
• Saints for every day of the year
• Searchable database (by saint or by cause)
• List of patron saints
• Interactive calendar
• Easily shared on social media
• Convenient access to FranciscanMedia.org
• New and classic saints
Material is taken from the bestselling book, Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons, & Feasts: Seventh Revised Edition, from Franciscan Media—one of the largest publishers of inspirational and educational Roman Catholic spirituality resources. Saint of the Day is also available in other forms at www.FranciscanMedia.org.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
- Saints and Causes syncing enhancement
- Slight update to look
Ratings and Reviews
I recently downloaded the Saint of the Day app after unsubscribing from the daily email of the same name. A recent update entailed reading part of the biography on the Saint in the email, and linking to a webpage to finish reading. This was not a welcome change in my eyes, as reading that email is one of the first things I do in the morning and switching between apps is not optimal at that time. For better or worse, the star rating reflects my opinion of that change (and the subsequent lack of response to my inquiry about it), though the app itself is solid enough.
That being said, would it be possible to add the years the particular Saint lived, as the emails did, to the biography? Just a slight change that would go a long way to orienting the reader as to the time frame of the saint’s life.
Needs work and I’d pay
I find there are two major problems with this app. One, and it’s very important to me as an older person, is that the audio does not work at all. The other, also important to me, is that you cannot change the size of the type. So I guess I will continue to use the website which is not very convenient. If these two things were fixed I would gladly give it five stars.
The original saint of the day app was much much better, but it kept asking me to update my app in the App Store… So I did but it hasn’t worked correctly ever since the update… The app stops after a few words and there’s no way to listen to the rest of the story the Saint. This makes me sad as it has been a routine for us for a long time in the car on the way to school… Of course I could use it then —because it was hands-free but now it’s not possible. Hopefully y’all can fix this soon and let your readers know that there has been another update that fixed the problem.
The developer, Franciscan Media, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Franciscan Media, LLC
- 45.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Franciscan Media
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.