It comes in a box decorated to look like a Bible.
“Aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell, the Click To Pray eRosary serves as a technology-based teaching tool to help young people pray the Rosary for peace and to contemplate the Gospel,” reads a press release that almost sounds like a joke but probably isn’t. “The project brings together the best of the Church’s spiritual tradition and the latest advances of the technological world.”
Like a Prayer
Users activate the gadget, which comes in a box shaped like the Bible, by making the sign of the cross. The device connects via Bluetooth to a free app that collects Fitbit-style analytics on how often believers have been praying.
A Vatican group called the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network created the eRosary, but it’s not clear whether the gimmicky gadget enjoys support among the highest levels of the Catholic Church — at press time, the Twitter-happy Pope Francis had yet to post about the project.
READ MORE: Vatican launches $110 ‘click to pray’ wearable rosary [Engadget]
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