App Combines Technology and Faith

Annie Giler says the app “Faith Fit” is a blessing.

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Annie Giler says the app “Faith Fit” is a blessing.

The app was created by the Diocese of Orlando to promote health of body, mind, and soul through daily reflections, a fitness tracker, and prayer podcasts. It brings forth God’s mercy through its prayer-filled messages.

Giler is a catechist at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Clermont, and she learned about the app while attending Faith Formation Day, sponsored by the Diocese of Orlando Secretariat of Laity, Family, and Life.

She recently used the app to pray the rosary with her fourth grade students and their parents. Personally, she and her husband pray with the app during their morning commute and while bike riding through the neighborhood. She appreciates the focus on the whole person.

“It’s the perfect app because it connects your faith and your physical body and you become one holy temple,” says Giler.

“Faith Fit” is made possible by several diocesan offices supported by Our Catholic Appeal, including the Office of Communications, Office of Liturgy, Buena Nueva FM, Office of Vocations, Office of Technology, Human Resources, and Office of Advocacy and Justice.

Gifts to Our Catholic Appeal also support catechists with events such as Faith Formation Day, which helps people like Giler with resources and ongoing formation as they teach the Word of God.