The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal prayer,” by Fr. John Bartunek, LC, has already improved thousands of lives in its best-selling book form. Now the same practical and deep help for Christian meditation is available in an App!
Fr. Bartunek has created an extensive, Christ-centered resource to serve as a daily meditation companion. It is a Bible study on the four Gospels (included in full), a survey of saints' writings, a guide to prayer, and a fresh introduction to Jesus rolled into one. The Better Part enables us to read, meditate, absorb and apply the Gospels to our lives, and it serves as a catalyst to personalize times of prayer, enabling us to follow the Holy Spirit's lead into holiness.
Each Gospel passage includes four commentaries: Christ as Lord, Christ as Teacher, Christ as Friend, and Christ in my Life. Questions for personal reflection and small group discussion are also included.
You can choose to go through “The Better Part” sequentially or according to the Liturgical Calendar.
We lead tremendously busy lives, with 1,001 things to do. Even so, every saint and renowned spiritual director through the ages has said the same thing: If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. With this App, you can make that happen in a powerful new way.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Small app appearance updates and some bug fixes.
Updated author biography and some links.
Now has a free version which can be downloaded separately from the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

B-RAD26 ,

The Better Part

What a great app!! It has helped me immensely in my journey closer to Christ. I recommend it to all my family and friends.

Jo Harn ,

The Better Part

This is a good guide to the daily readings. I couldn't go to daily Mass without first reading the Meditation for that day. As I was getting the hang of it and beginning to be a routine, the app won't open. I don't know what went wrong. I tried deleting it and re-installing it but it doesn't work anymore. I felt like I loss something valuable. I miss it. Pls help me get this app back.

Sadrata ,

Great app!!

This app is very helpful to assist one in their prayer life. I also have the book, however, it is extremely handy to have Fr Bartunek's wonderful book in app form at the touch of your finger. I highly recommend!


Catholic Word, LLC
47.5 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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