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Experience Your Best Lent Yet with Jonathan Roumie

Catholic app Hallow issues #Pray40 Challenge, launches #AshTag for Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022

CHICAGO, March 2, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the hit TV series "The Chosen," is helping Hallow, the No. 1 Catholic app in the world, guide Catholics to their best Lent yet, journeying through The Last 7 Words of Christ for Hallow's #Pray40 challenge.

Each week, Roumie, through his narration, will help Catholics meditate on one of the seven last words Jesus spoke in his final hours before His death upon the cross.

Watch Roumie's official Hallow TV commercial for Lent 2022: https://youtu.be/dVY1_xH2Qis.

Roumie will guide Catholics into the mystery of these profound Last 7 Words of Christ and grow closer to Jesus during this season of Lent:

    "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do"

    "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise."

    "Woman, behold thy son! Behold thy mother!"

    "I thirst."

    "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?"

    "It is finished."

    "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

Hallow also will launch a digital Lenten ashes filter for Ash Wednesday, the "AshTag" effect. Catholics can get their "AshTag" on both Facebook and Instagram. For more information, please visit hallow.com/ashtag.

This Lent, so that fewer people will have to say "I thirst," Hallow is partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach to build 24 wells across Africa, providing a lifetime of clean water for almost 4,000 people. Hallow will donate $1 for each of the first 100,000 participants in the #Pray40 Challenge to Cross Catholic Outreach to build the wells.

The #Pray40 Challenge will include:

  • Daily Lenten sessions on The 7 Last Words of Christ with narrator Jonathan Roumie
  • Writings on The 7 Last Words from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
  • Meditations on the Sunday Gospels to help us enter more deeply into the mystery of The 7 Last Words
  • The Stations of the Cross, adapted from St. Alphonsus Liguori's "Way of the Cross"
  • Weekly Litanies, such as The Litany of Humility and The Litany of Trust
  • Collections of Psalms and Petitions to lift each other up in intercessory prayer
  • Brand new Lenten music for contemplation
  • Writings and reflections from faith leaders and saints

Visit www.hallow.com/pray40 to learn more about the #Pray40 Challenge.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Alex Jones, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

About Hallow
Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that helps people deepen their relationship with God through audio-guided prayer, sleep, bible readings, meditations, and music. The app has over 3,000 sessions including a Daily Rosary, Daily Gospel, Daily Saint, Novenas, Examens, Fr. Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year, Jonathan Roumie from The Chosen's Audio Bible, Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermons, peaceful Christian music, Gregorian Chant, Sleep Bible Stories, and so much more. Launched in December 2018, Hallow is now the #1 Catholic app in the world with over 2 million downloads across over 150 countries.

Hallow's Board of Advisors is led by Bishop Kevin Rhoades and includes Fr. Mike Schmitz, Dr. John Cavadini & Fr. Kevin Grove from the University of Notre Dame, Lisa Hendey, Fr. Steve Gunrow from Word on Fire, Scott Malpass, Dean Abela from the Catholic University of America, Laura Fanucci, and Sr. Jaime Mitchell.


CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com