Ignio helps track your prayer life, how much Scripture you’ve read, how many candles you have lit, then offers you a snapshot of your spiritual life in a graph. The more you use the Ignio app, the more your graph will skyrocket.
Ignio gives you a daily verse and the daily scripture readings right on your iPhone. You can read a daily verse from the Bible when you’re pumping gas, read daily readings on the subway – or follow along with the readings at Mass.
When you use Ignio for the first time, you’ll see your Ignio candle- unlit. In order to open Ignio, you must get your candle lit by physically Bumping iPhones with a current Ignio user. The flame is passed onto your candle, which opens all the features of Ignio.
The prayer wall is a place where you can post your prayers to your friends, and your friends can pray for you or leave comments. It’s a great way for your closest eleven friends whether near of far to connect and share life together.
Ignio is the only iPhone app that helps you live, share, and track your Catholic Faith. Through a small group of 11 friends sharing prayer, scripture, and witness, Ignio tracks your Catholic faith practices and gives you snap shot of your spiritual journey.
Bishop Farrell to Bless and Launch Catholic iPhone App
A new Catholic iPhone app is the result of some Dallas Catholics heeding the call from Pope Benedict XVI to embrace technology as a way to grow in faith.
The app is called Ignio which is Latin for ignite and is designed to help Catholics deepen their faith. The new app offers features such as a prayer wall and a faith activity tracker. Also, when using Ignio for the first time, an unlit candle will appear on screen. In order to open the app and light the candle, the user must physically bump iPhones with a current Ignio user. The flame is passed on to the phone candle, and that opens all of the app’s features. The flame will grow and shrink according to how much the user prays for friends, attends Mass, or reads Scripture.
The Ignio app was the effort of co-founders Andrés Ruzo, Roberto Skertchly, Flip Caderao, and Jonathon Ogle and Lumen WeDoBelieve, an organization of Catholic business people. Caderao says, “We want young Catholics to be able to use the tools most familiar to them to access resources to deepen their faith.”
Ruzo says, “This launch celebrates a year of work devoted to this project, which we hope will offer Catholics a convenient and compelling way to live, share, and track their faith on a daily basis.”
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, will formally bless and commission Ignio when he bumps phones to launch the app on Sunday, August 21st at 4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe at 2215 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Bishop Farrell says it is very appropriate that the launch intentionally coincides with the conclusion of World Youth Day in Spain, at which Pope Benedict celebrates the Catholic faith with young adults from around the world. “I applaud the efforts of these faithful Catholics to join our Holy Father in using technology to evangelize, and I appreciate their work to bring all of us, especially young people, a very relevant way to deepen our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.”
As it launches, Ignio will be available worldwide through Apple’s iTunes Store and at www.ign.io.