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New version of prayer app available

November 17, 2015

HYIM-countThe popular smartphone app developed by the Office of Monastery Vocations of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, has launched an updated version with new features.

Honor Your Inner Monk is a free prayer app that has been downloaded about 20,000 times. The app allows users to pray a different short prayer each morning and afternoon.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, vocations director for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, conceived the "Honor Your Inner Monk" idea. He describes it this way: "We believe that all Christians have an 'inner monk' - the part of each of us that wants to move a little to the side so we can develop a deep, intense and personal relationship with God."

The new version of the prayer app includes morning and afternoon prayers for 30 more days, allowing for a two-month rotation of prayers.

Another new feature is an alarm that can be programmed to remind you to say the prayers. In addition, the user can choose five "prayer friends" to send a text to when a prayer has been said.

The launch of the new version of Honor Your Inner Monk coincides with the National Catholic Youth Conference, held November 19-21 in Indianapolis. Saint Meinrad will have a booth at the conference, which about 20,000 youth will attend.

To download the prayer app, visit Links to Google Play and the App Store are at the bottom of the page. A version is also available for iPad.

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