Hallow’s Response to COVID-19: Part 1

Hallow App Response to Covid-19 - Keep Calm and Pray

~3:40 minute read

I’m sure everyone has had enough about COVID-19 opinions and articles. Our hope with this is to focus on what we’ve done to help the Hallow Family as well as the greater communities in which we live.

This past week we have done our best to create new content, make the content we already have more accessible by extending our free trial period from the original 7 days to 90 days and made a huge push to help people connect virtually. This is “Part 1” as the situation continues to develop we’ll be sure to update with our efforts so, stay tuned!

During times like these, we turn to the only One who can console us:

“The peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” – John 14:27

Our small team here at Hallow is working around the clock to try and help us through this time of crisis and difficulty. A few things to highlight:

Spiritual Communion: Many of your masses have been canceled. Though spiritual communion is not a replacement for mass, it can be a powerful means of seeking union with Christ. This session is now available on the app under the Discover tab. Due to the quick turnaround, it is initially only available with Abby as the guide.

Stuck at home praylist: We just released a 15+ session stuck at home praylist to engage you in prayer during social distancing.

Content on healing: We are also working on a #pray19 healing community challenge for COVID-19 to launch after #pray40.

3 months free:
 In an effort to help people through this time, we are extending our usual 7-day free trial to 3 months for new users, so you can access all of the premium content free of charge.

Parishes: Many of our parishes are struggling with closures. We are working to help them and their parishioners stay connected to their faith and find a sense of peace. Please simply e-mail community@hallow.com if you’d like to share our parish resources with your community.

Friends & family: We are currently at work building out a new friends and family functionality over the next couple of weeks to enable you to stay connected to your faith communities.

Social media: We are hosting live prayer sessions every day on Facebook at 8p CT (as well as 10a CT on Sunday). Follow us here. We’re also sharing our “Keep Calm and Pray” image below with our social networks. Click here to share it with yours. We are including a special session on 3/19/2020 at 3pm CT to pray the rosary per Pope Francis’s request.

Please know of our prayers for you and for the Hallow community. Also please keep those less fortunate in your mind and in your prayers. It is the poor, the homeless, those living paycheck to paycheck, that will experience this crisis the hardest. We can promise that you all are not alone–that we have the Hallow Family in our hearts and in our constant prayers. God bless all.

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

St. Teresa of Avila

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