2019-10-16 20:07:20 UTC
The Vatican is hoping to attract tech-savvy youngsters to the Catholic Church
with the launch of a "Click to Pray" eRosary -- a wearable device connected to a
mobile app that's activated by making the sign of the cross.
The device -- which can be worn as a bracelet -- is made up of 10 consecutive
black agate and hematite rosary beads, plus a data-storing "smart cross." Once
activated, the wearer can choose to pray the standard rosary, a contemplative
rosary or a thematic rosary, which will be updated throughout the year. The
device shows progress throughout each prayer and keeps track of each rosary
The Vatican says the device -- part of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network -- is
designed as a tech-based teaching tool for learning "how to pray the rosary for
peace in the world." The corresponding app features personalized religious
content, as well as health tracking info gleaned from the bracelet. It's on sale
now for 99 euros ($110/£85).