New App for Eucharistic Congress

 A free App the MAGNIFICAT - has been announced to accompany visitors to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012)  in Dublin.

The feature includes: morning, evening, and night prayers inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours; readings and prayers of each daily Mass; daily meditations drawn from the best writings of the Church Fathers as well as recent spiritual masters; and essays on the lives of the saints from yesterday and today.

Every pilgrim attending the Congress will receive a special IEC2012 edition of the MAGNIFICAT magazine in their pilgrim pack. Produced in collaboration with IEC2012, the pocket-sized booklet features the complete texts for all liturgical events celebrated during the week-long Eucharistic Congress, with over 400 pages of devotions, songs, and other spiritual writings, including more than two full weeks of the MAGNIFICAT magazine.

Now in its twentieth year of publication, MAGNIFICAT has over a million readers throughout the world and is published in 6 languages (French, Spanish, American, English, German, and Lithuanian). Presented in a day-by-day format, MAGNIFICAT includes Scripture readings and liturgical prayers for daily Mass; prayers for morning, evening, and night; daily meditations by spiritual masters; profiles of the saints; blessings and hymns for special occasions; and sacred art commentaries.

Fr Kevin Doran, General Secretary of the Eucharistic Congress said: "Like the Eucharistic Congresses themselves, MAGNIFICAT had its origins in France (1992) and since then has gone on to become a rich resource for lay people in many European countries and in the United States. The good news is that MAGNIFICAT, like the Congress, is a journey rather than an event. It is there for you every month. We hope that you will find it helpful, and that you will want to join the growing MAGNIFICAT family around the world by subscribing to the monthly edition."

The Magnificat IEC2012 edition is available free worldwide as an iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id530124617?mt=8

Those unable to attend the Congress can watch the liturgical celebrations live on RTE television and by following the liturgy readings and prayers in the MAGNIFICAT. These resources can be downloaded here:  http://www.iec2012.ie/congressweekresources

 

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