Magnificat Launches 2012 Lenten Companion App


YONKERS, NY – Magnificat, publisher of the monthly Catholic worship aid, today announces the release of its 2012 Lenten App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The Magnificat Lenten App is a spiritual guide designed to help people grow closer to Christ, day by day, during the liturgical season of Lent. The Lenten App combines features of the monthly Magnificat and the best-selling annual Magnificat Lenten Companion booklet in an easy-to use, digital format, for only 99 cents.

The Magnificat Lenten Companion App contains:
Daily prayers for morning, evening, and night inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours
Texts and prayers of the Mass of the day and the order of the Mass
Original reflections on the Gospel reading from the Mass of the day, from the 2012 Magnificat Lenten Companion booklet (see below)
Chants for Lent and Easter (to listen to while reading or praying)
A variety of blessings and essays
The Way of the Cross with guided meditations
A Lenten Penance Service

About the 2012 Magnificat Lenten Companion booklet

A spiritual staple read by more than 350,000 people each year, The Lenten Companion for 2012 (February 22 – April 8) presents daily original reflections from an array of spiritual writers, including award-winning poets and authors, parish priests and bloggers, retreat directors and catechists. Among the 23 writers are Heather King, Fr. William Joensen, Rita A. Simmonds, Anthony Esolen, and Fr. Vincent Nagle.

The booklet also offers a variety of blessings and essays, specially-commissioned poetry, The Way of the Cross with guided meditations, and a Lenten Penance Service. The annual Lenten Companion is edited by Father Peter John Cameron, o.p., editor-in-chief of Magnificat.

This year, for the first time, The Magnificat Lenten Companion is also available as an eBook.

About Magnificat

Now in its fourteenth year of publication in the United States, Magnificat has a monthly circulation of more than 250,000. Presented in a day-by-day format, Magnificat includes Scripture readings and liturgical prayers for daily Mass; prayers for morning, evening, and night; daily meditations by spiritual masters; profiles of the saints; blessings and hymns for special occasions; and sacred art commentaries. The Magnificat family of publications also includes MagnifiKid!, a Sunday Mass and prayer guide for children. Magnificat also publishes the new Roman Missal, Third Edition.

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