CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2023 – Hallow, the No. 1 Christian prayer app, today announced a partnership with Saint Francis University (Loretto, Pa.) to support the spiritual lives and mental health of the school’s community.
The new relationship will bring access to Hallow’s entire library of prayer, meditation, sleep and music resources free of charge for students and faculty at Saint Francis.
“Saint Francis University is excited to partner with Hallow in offering our community members access to this transformative app,” said Fr. Stephen Mary Waruszewski, Director of Campus Ministry. “As an institution guided by the principles of St. Francis of Assisi, we recognize the importance of nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of our students, faculty, and staff.”
Hallow continues to rise in popularity with young people and those of all ages, becoming the No. 3 most downloaded app in the App Store during Ash Wednesday earlier this year.
The app offers a wide range of resources, including:
- Daily prayer series focused on Scripture, to help establish daily prayer habits
- Content developed by Catholic mental health professional on topics such as stress, anxiety, relationships, grief and addiction
- Prayers for athletes, featuring Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs and others
- Mental health content developed with Catholic experts on social and emotional well-being
- Inspirational reflections on Scripture from Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame
“We are incredibly excited to be able to support the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States in continuing to develop a culture focused on faith, respect, and joy,” said Hallow co-founder Alessandro DiSanto. “Building a life focused on both contemplation and action is one of the central aspects of Franciscan spirituality and is exactly what the Hallow app aims to help inspire in the life of our users.”
As one of the oldest Catholic universities in the United States, Saint Francis University has been educating students with a focus on Franciscan values since 1847.
Saint Francis becomes one of the latest universities to partner with Hallow, which previously launched successful partnerships with Franciscan University of Steubenville and the University of Notre Dame.
Hallow helps people deepen their relationship with God through audio-guided prayers, sleep meditations, Bible readings, meditations, and music. The app has more than 10,000 sessions including a daily Rosary, daily Gospel, daily saint, novenas, examens, Father Mike Schmitz’s Bible in a Year, The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie’s audio Bible, Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons, peaceful Christian music, Gregorian chant, and so much more. Launched in December 2018, Hallow is now the #1 Catholic app in the world and has been downloaded 10 million times and used to pray over 300 million times across 150-plus countries.
About Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of faith, generosity, respect, discovery, and joy. Saint Francis University offers traditional campus-based learning and competitive online and graduate degree offerings.
Stephen Spiewak, Hallow
Erin McCloskey, Saint Francis University