Spooky! I suggest in this blog that the Archbishop of Canterbury take bishops to Lourdes -- and then he does. Then, a few weeks ago, I come up with something called "CathPod", only to learn now that about that time an application called iBreviary was being launched. Report in Italian here and Spanish here.
The iBreviary is an application which "allows the believer to pray simply via an intuituve interface", according to a communique from the Vatican’s Council for Social Communications. You pray using the Breviary -- the daily prayer of the Church -- off an iPhone, updated each day. Since it was made available three weeks ago -- free of charge from iTunes -- there have been 8,000 downloads. There are plans for audio accompaniments --Gregorian chant -- as well as additional prayers.
The creator of iBreviary, Fr Paolo Padrini, runs a popular website called Passi nel deserto ("Steps in the desert"). At the moment iBreviary is available only in Italian, but English and Spanish are promised.
A handsome addition to the growing library of digital prayer resources which are set to revolutionize, if not the way Catholics pray, then the means they use to do so.