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January 2013

Help us to reach more people!

It's that time of the year again... Thanks to your votes, you elected us as the best catholic Website, Podcast, iPhone and iPad app for 2011 and 2012. This recognition helped many people, who would have never found us otherwise, join in praying the Liturgy of the Hours. 2013 is here and Nominations for the 2013 About.com Catholicism Readers Choice Awards are now open!

    "We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. It will also be a good opportunity to intensify the celebration of the faith in the liturgy [...] At the same time, we make it our prayer that believers’ witness of life may grow in credibility. To rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed, and to reflect on the act of faith, is a task that every believer must make his own, especially in the course of this Year." (Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict XVI)

DivineOffice.org ministry joins the ever ancient and always new hymn of praise in the daily work, nourishment and commemoration which is prayer in community. You can help us to reach more people by nominating and voting for Divine Office on About.com's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards!

DivineOffice.org ministry believes "... it is supremely to be hoped that the Liturgy of the Hours may pervade and penetrate the whole of Christian prayer, giving it life, direction and expression, and effectively nourishing the spiritual life of the people of God." [#8, Apostolic Constitution, LOTH]

About.com's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards will showcase the best products, features and services in multiple categories. Nominations will be accepted from 12:00 A.M. EST on January 14, 2013, until 12:00 A.M. EST on February 11, 2013. Readers are free to nominate their own product or site, as well as someone else's, and to promote the Readers’ Choice Awards to their community.

How to Nominate Divine Office as Best Catholic Website, Podcast, iPhone and iPad App

Please consider nominating Divine Office Liturgy of the Hours for Best Catholic Website, Podcast and iOS App. You can vote every day!

Thank You!

We’re thankful that you’re praying with us, joining the global Divine Office community.

We wish to thank everyone supporting us, and thank you for taking the time to do so by nominating and voting for us in the About.com awards.

To make it easier for you to nominate us, and then hopefully to vote for Divine Office every day, we've set up a special daily reminder e-mail service. Please feel free to subscribe to it by entering your email address below:

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Last year you showed your love for our apps by nominating also our Catholicpedia and Prayer apps, which were ranked among the top 10 Catholic apps too!... But then you had to make a choice on what app to vote. For this reason we're not going to ask you to nominate these apps as runner-ups this year: this will allow other ministries to gain some visibility too, which we feel is the real purpose of this initiative.

Where is iPhone 5 support?

Our team is hard at work to advance the evangelization through new media by enhancing our services on the web and improving our Mobile Apps.

We are in the process of buildng a new version of our award winning Divine Office iPhone and iPad app that will not only support iPhone 5 and fix some issues that exist in our current Divine Office iOS app: the new app features a redesigned user interface for the iPad and delivers great new features, including the most requested feature by our community: a full month of contents will be cached locally, enabling you to take the Liturgy of the Hours with you even when you travel in a location in which internet access is a problem.

We expect to get a beta out to our testers within 2 weeks!... Thank you for your patience and support as we work to complete this new release.

About us

Divine Office mission is to evangelize and to nurture our Catholic relationship with God by designing and offering contents, software products, development and design services for the Catholic community.

The Liturgy of the Hours produced by this ministry is recognized as the best Catholic podcast, website and mobile app in 2011 and 2012. Three Divine Office mobile apps were nominated as Best Catholic Mobile App in the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 edition.

The Divine Office prayer community spans through new media, social media, mobile apps and radio stations. Community members from all around the world gather in prayer through our mobile apps as well as through our free podcast and DivineOffice.org website, which had over 2,8 millions visits, over 525,000 people joined in prayer during 2012, with an year-over-year 60% growth. Visit the Divine Office Website at http://divineoffice.org or view our award-winning apps on your favorite App Store:


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