Back in July we talked with Alessandro DiSanto, one of the creators of the new prayer app “Hallow.” The Notre Dame University and Bishop McDevitt High School graduate had just participated in the launch of “Hallow” some eight months earlier.
This week I checked in with DiSanto again and found that the app is doing very well.
“We’ve been blessed,” he said. “Just finished our first year since launch. Since then we’ve had over 80,000 downloads in ten countries. We’re now the number one Catholic app in the app store with 4.9 stars out of 5. I’ve been really blessed.”
Hallow will guide you to a list of prayer topics, like joy, humility, love, or letting go. Or you can choose the daily prayers, like the novenas or gospels.
“It’s audio-guided contemplative prayer,” DiSanto explained. “So anybody from beginning, just learning to pray for the first time, or those that have been doing it every day but looking for a deeper sense of spirituality–we’ve got something for everybody.”
DiSanto’s group started out with a handful of his buddies from Notre Dame and has since expanded to ten. And counting.
“Upward and onward is the plan. We’ll be in Spanish, hopefully by the summer, which opens up the U.S. Hispanic population to be able to service them, and then into Central and South America. The plan is to go all over the world.”
To get the app, just search “Catholic” or “Hallow” in your app store or in google and it will be the first thing that pops up.