In order to appeal to younger members of the society, the Church and Vatican have released an application-driven device called ‘Click to Pray eRosary’.
The device is in a bracelet form and was launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in October. To activate it, users simply need to make a sign off the cross. Once activated, the user can choose from different types of rosaries such as standard, contemplative or themed rosaries. It contains 10 black beads and one cross which store data and track the progress of each user through the year. It keeps a record of the number of rosaries completed in one year.
A statement from the Vatican said that the technology-based teaching tool was aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where young people reside. This Click to Pray tool is a technology-based tool to help young people in worshipping the rosary for peace and contemplation of the Gospel.
Click to Pray is the official prayer app for the Worldwide Prayer Network established by Pope Francis that was launched in January. The application can send reminders to users three times a day for prayers. It also includes videos of the Pope encouraging prayer for all his users. It also has a prayer wall on which wishes and prayers can be written out. Users can write how much they have prayed and can view how much others have prayed.