Innovating the way we pray
Alex Jones ’15
CEO and Co-Founder, Hallow
MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
In 2018, working with a team of young Catholics that included fellow ND graduates Erich Kerekes ’15, Alessandro DiSanto ’15, Abby Fredrickson ’15, and Bryan Enriquez ’15, Jones launched Hallow, a mobile app that helps users nourish their spiritual life through guided Catholic contemplative prayer and meditation.
The app aims to help users grow closer to God by guiding them through different ways to pray and meditate. Users can meditate on daily Gospel passages, pray the daily mysteries of the Rosary, and experience a variety of other prayers. Through “praylists” and challenges, they can explore topics like humility and discover the meaning behind traditional prayers such as the Stations of the Cross, as well as the lives of the Saints.
Jones left his job as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company to pursue this project, motivated by a desire to deepen his own spiritual life and a longtime interest in meditation. Now, he and his colleagues at Hallow are helping others harness the power of technology to discover new and enriching ways to grow deeper in their relationship with God.