The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network continues to bring innovation into the Church for a new generation and in October 17, 2019, revealed a smart Rosary bracelet known as the Click to Pray eRosary that’s designed to help people pray.
This new device is a smart wearable that’s worn as a bracelet and is intended to help young people learn how to pray. It’s thought the Vatican is using this to help the church reach tech-savvy millennials.
The Click to Pray eRosary works with a Click to Pray app (available for free on Android or iOS devices) that includes an audio guide, imagery and content on the eRosary.
Once the device is activated, users are given an option of several prayer points with the app keeping records of which prayer has been completed. Contents can be accessed in English, Italian and Spanish.
The eRosary bracelet consists of 10 consecutive black agate and hematite rosary beads combined with a smart cross that stores and transmits the data. It is activated by making the sign of the cross and once users do that they can then choose to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative rosary or a thematic rosary.
This technology is designed to bring together the spiritual tradition of the church with modern technology as well as helping people to learn how to pray for peace or contemplate the Gospel.
As you’d expect from an app-connected smart device, this bracelet will also track and show your progress throughout the year. This app and the tracking that comes with it is also said to connect users around the world bringing thousands together to pray every day. The app is free to download and it shares the eRosary name.
However, as amazing as this innovation is, what would become of the app if the eRosary gets missing or misplaced?
The eRosary is available worldwide for $110 (N40,000 when converted to naira).