App Spotlight: Scriptural Rosary


For its .99 pricetag, Scriptural Rosary App offers a good value for those looking for support in praying the Rosary.  It offers basic functionality, most notably the ability to select which mysteries to pray (but a default that offers the correct mysteries by day), the ability to resume a rosary you’ve begun, and the scriptural references for each “bead” of the rosary. Limited art at the announcement of each mystery, adjustable font size and a soothing color palate make this app easy to use.

I’d like to see some additions, including more basic information devotion to the Rosary, some audio features, more artwork, a “swipe” feature to move between prayers, and perhaps even a social component to allow those praying the Rosary to share intentions.  Overall, Scriptural Rosary App is a solid app for the price.

As a point of comparison, I still vastly prefer the Rosary Miracle Prayer app developed by Pauline Books and Media.  A side by side comparison of the Daughters of St. Paul app vs. Scriptural Rosary App, both of which are .99 in the app store, shows the vast difference in features offered.  Hopefully, future updates to Scriptural Rosary App will continue to provide new features.

Copyright 2011 Lisa M. Hendey


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Brian Kravec on

    Thanks Lisa. I really appreciate the Catholic App updates. I always ecourage my daughter to purchase them so I know she has some formative apps on her iTouch.

  2. Hi Lisa. Thanks for the extensive review on the Scriptural Rosary app that I developed. The aim of this app is to help users keep their focus while meditating the mystery hence the scripture verse in each Hail Mary.

    The swipe feature is there and your suggestion about the social component seems like a good idea. Thanks a lot.

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