The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network has introduced a new way to engage young people in a traditional prayer: a smart rosary. Innovative, app-driven and full of valuable religious content, the Click To Pray eRosary device aims at praying for world peace.
The interactive product can be worn as a bracelet and is activated by making the sign of the cross. It is synchronized with a free app of the same name, which allows access to an audio guide, exclusive images and personalized content about praying the rosary. As such, this spiritual proposal is within the reach of everyone.
Aimed at the peripheral frontiers of young people’s digital world, the Click To Pray eRosary serves as a technology-based pedagogy to teach the young how to pray the rosary, how to pray for peace and how to contemplate the Gospel. Therefore, this project brings together the best of the Church’s spiritual tradition and the latest advances of the technological world.
Physically, the device consists of ten consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads and a smart cross which stores all the technological data connected to the app. When activated, the user has the possibility to choose either to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary and different kinds of thematic rosaries that will be updated every year. Once the prayer begins, the smart rosary shows the user’s progression throughout the different mysteries and keeps track of each rosary completed.