|Muslim? Catholic? There's An App for That|
|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 11 November 2009 13:29|
Welcome to the world of digital faith per UPI.
Want to read the Koran? Be reminded of the right timing of the five daily prayers as you travel from time zone to time zone? Need to know what direction to face when it is time to pray?
No worries. Just turn to the ubiquitous companions of 21st century spiritual seekers. Your cell phone, I-Pod, or Blackberry can take the place of the muzzein.
Fr. Mark Inglot of East Lansing, Michigan has a Catholic prayer application on his BlackBerry to help guide his recitation of the Divine Office, daily prayers that are obligatory for priests.
“My first thought was, 'Does this take away from the sanctity?'” Inglot said. “Instead of holding this prayer, you’re holding your BlackBerry, but we just have to get used to it. And as we use technology for this purpose, we’re sanctifying that medium. It is another way that God can work in our lives.”
Any ID readers use these apps? What do you think? Is it less prayerful to be holding your Blackberry than your office?