Saturday, May 28, 2011

Breviarium Meum for the iPhone

A NEW APP, from the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, is now available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

Breviarium Meum is a free application, available from iTunes here. According to the Friars:
Breviarium Meum allows you to pray the traditional (1962) Latin breviary of the Catholic Church wherever you go. You can download the texts up to a week in advance, so you can pray even when you don't have a network connection. A parallel English translation of the breviary and an collection of Latin prayers and blessings are also included. Pray the breviary you know in a new way, or get to know for the first time the Roman Liturgy in the Usus Antiquior, considered by Summorum Pontificum as a precious treasure to be preserved and made accessible to all the faithful.
The Divine Office is a school of prayer, a meditative method for internalizing and understanding the Faith, and for conforming yourself to Christ. Using the books has always been somewhat difficult, and this application takes care of most of the rubrics, commons and propers for each Hour. The Friars ought to be commended for doing this work which brings the riches of the Hours to the laity in a straight-forward and simple manner.

Click here to download Breviarium Meum.

The Universalis application for the iPhone provides the current English translation of the Divine Office of the Latin Rite, better known as the Liturgy of the Hours, as revised after the Council. You can purchase it by clicking here.

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