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Everything on the Virgin Mary in one smartphone app

2014-09-27

A new app for smartphones and tablets lets you know all about the Virgin Mary.

It's called "iMaria” and contains the main prayers to the Blessed Mother such as the Rosary, the Hail Mary or the novena of the Immaculate Conception. It also explains their origins and how to pray them.

"iMaria” also has a section on Marian apparitions. Among them are the apparitions of Fatima, Portugal and Guadalupe, Mexico. 

It also lists the names that the Virgin Mary is known as around the world, divided continents. 

There's even a children's section called "The children and Mary” with adapted prayers and cartoon drawings. 

The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones in three languages: English, Spanish and Italian.


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