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What if it were easier to make prayer an integral part of your daily routine? What if gentle reminders and invigorating calls-to-prayer helped connect you to your faith throughout the day, even on the go? Using the power and convenience of modern technology, it has never been easier to incorporate prayer into your day.

Touted as the #1 Catholic app in the world, the Hallow app brings a wide variety of Catholic prayers, meditations and reflections right to your cell phone or computer, encouraging a day centered around prayer and the peace it can bring to your life.

Recently, Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV, had the opportunity to partner with Hallow by recording talks focused on the Spiritual Exercises right on the app. This is a new way to bring the Exercises with you wherever you go, along with a whole host of helpful resources. 

About the Hallow App

Hallow means “to make holy,” and the Hallow app helps you do just that to your daily life. It enables you to choose prayers and meditations that resonate with you as well as introduce you to new ones, create a personal prayer plan and set reminders to build a healthy habit of prayer.

The app includes a variety of helpful features such as community groups and challenges, a journaling tool, and a prayer habit tracker. With downloadable options, you can make time for the Lord, even without internet access.

Downloading Hallow

You can download the Hallow app in Apple’s App Store or on Google Play.

While the app itself and limited content is free, there is an $8.99 monthly or $59.99 annual subscription option to access all of the content available. Right now, they offer  a 14-day free trial to explore the app and see how Hallow can fit into and improve your prayer practices and your life.

Recommended Prayers and Meditations

Ready to see how Hallow can power your daily prayer habits? The following prayers and meditations are excellent options to get started with once you download.

Spiritual Exercises with Fr. Timothy Gallagher

In this 28-day prayer meditation challenge, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, introduces listeners to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius. It’s a month-long practice to gain spiritual insight into your own faith and God’s will.

Start the Challenge

For more spiritual guidance from Fr. Tim, be sure to register for his free virtual workshop, Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement. Throughout the ten-part, self-paced series, you’ll learn how to move past spiritual obstacles without shame and build a relationship with the Lord based on love and mercy.

Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz

For those who find themselves wishing they read the Bible more, daily episodes of Bible in a Year cover the entirety of the good book in 365 days with helpful insights and guidance from Fr. Mike Schmitz. From Fr. Mike’s Bible in a Year podcast, this content provides a wider context for the Bible’s text and its significance in today’s world.

Listen on Hallow

Sacred Heart Novena with Jonathan Roumie

Follow along as Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus on The Chosen television series, leads a beautiful novena dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Begin the Novena

We also invite you to participate in one of our seasonal Novenas. Prior to each Novena, you’re welcome to honor your loved ones, both living and deceased, or submit any special intentions.

Rosary with Mark Wahlberg

Join actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, who stars in the blockbuster movie Father Stu, in praying the Rosary each day of the week. Together, you’ll pray the Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, and Luminous mysteries of the Rosary.

Pray the Rosary

Any one of these prayer meditations and reflections is an excellent starting place after downloading the app, but, if you’re familiar with our work at the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s 28-day prayer meditation presents a familiar place to begin.

Once you’ve made your way through these, a wealth of other inspiring prayer programs await you on Hallow. They range from in-depth reflections aimed at challenging and strengthening your faith, to meditations for a more prayerful sleep, to quick five-minute options to begin your day with the Lord.

It’s up to each of us to build upon our relationship with God through prayer, and thanks to tools like the Hallow app, your daily practice can benefit from modern technology.

Have you tried the Hallow app? Has it helped you create a habit of daily prayer? Are there other prayers or meditations in the app that have resonated with you? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

2 comments on “The Hallow App: Using Technology for Prayer & Meditation”

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    Choosu mercy on August 27, 2022

    I ready and willing to serve the lord in faith, prayer and mediation and in his vineyard

  2. 2
    Alison on September 4, 2022

    Currently using the Spiritual Exercises with Fr Gallagher via the Hallow app, very helpful indeed. Thank you Fr for your guidance and direction through these meditations.

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