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Helping Teens Pray with Hallow

Every parent and every educator who has tried knows that getting teenagers interested in daily prayer requires perseverance and a commitment to the long game. Getting Gen Z-ers to put down the cell phones and turn to contemplation makes that task even more daunting. Now they don’t have to give up one for the other. Hear Hallow App co-founder, Alessandro DiSanto, walk us through the genius of the technology that is marrying social media and the interior life and helping millions to return to Christ through prayer. Alessandro explains the personal crises that led him and two friends to begin seeking God at a deeper level, why he believes they were able to create a platform that would resonate with over 14 million subscribers, and the warp speed with which Hallow has taken not only the Catholic world, but the digital world by storm.

You can listed to the podcast below, or download from Apple Podcasts.


Alessandro DiSanto is CFO and Co-founder of the Hallow App. Raised in a large Italian-American family, Alessandro attended Catholic schools from kindergarten through college, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a double-major in Finance and Economics. After graduating, Alessandro began a career on Wall Street, first in New York City and then Chicago. After a series of life-changing experience in prayer, he quit his job and joined two friends to launch Hallow. Created in 2018, Hallow has already been used to pray over 350 million times in over 150 countries and is the #1 Catholic prayer app worldwide. Alessandro and his wife have one baby son and reside in the greater Chicagoland area.