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Join the thousands of people who use Universalis daily!

New in this version: the week's calendar and Mass readings can be seen on your Apple Watch, and a Glance is available to show you today's feast.

Daily psalms, prayers and readings from the Catholic Liturgy of the Hours, seven times a day: Morning Prayer (Lauds), Evening Prayer (Vespers), Night Prayer (Compline), the Office of Readings, and the three daytime hours: Terce, Sext, and None. Translations: Jerusalem BIble for the readings, choice of Grail or Universalis web version for the psalms.

Also includes the readings and responsorial psalm for daily Mass, and notes on the saint or feast of the day. Translations: New American Bible for the USA, Jerusalem Bible readings / Grail psalms for the rest of the world.

Built-in liturgical calendars for UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and more.

No need to connect to the Internet every day: the Universalis application contains all these pages, for every day, forever. The equivalent printed books add up to over 5,000 pages!

You can tell Universalis to alert you each day when it is time to recite an Hour. You can choose which Hours, and what time each should be. The alert settings are in the Settings screen.
As always, if you want full instructions, open Universalis and shake your device. Side to side works best.

You can also set up an email service to send you selected pages automatically each day.

If you want to see more before you decide to buy Universalis, download the free Catholic Calendar application and press its "buy" button to get a single month of Universalis content. The first month you get this way is free.

For full details of the translations used, visit

What's New in Version 2.23

We have added local calendars for Singapore, Plymouth, and the dioceses of Scotland.


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Customer Reviews


I offer nothing more than 2 actual quotes from Universalis support.

1) I was having trouble with translation of the Divine Office and was told,

"Universalis presents the psalms and canticles in English for the whole world except the USA."

2) Since this was not mentioned in the app description, was bought in good faith and was no of no use to me in this state I asked for a refund of purchase price.

I was instructed to LIE to Apple if I wanted a refund by stating that I bought the app by mistake which of course is not true.

"If you let Apple know that you bought the app by mistake then they will probably give you a refund"

As I will not LIE for any amount let alone $15 I will live with a lighter wallet but with my morals intact.

may peace always find your hearts,


just started using it but can’t figure out how to make the lettering larger.

This app is wonderful! I use it daily.

For the cost of $12.99, the US user has access to the official Liturgy of the Hours throughout the day, and no wi-fi is necessary! (Some apps offer similar prayers, but not the official translations due to copyright protections.) The tutorial walks you through all the controls so you can easily adjust text size, brightness, etc. I like to say Lauds and Compline only, so I adjusted my screen so that I see light words on a dark screen. This is good for my eyes at around 6 AM and 9 PM! I was also able to set notifications through the app to remind me to pray. Considering what it would cost to purchase the Divine Office in book form (about $125 on, and considering how much I struggled with finding my place even with a "Shorter Christian Prayer" book, this app has taken out the guesswork at an affordable price. You can choose between flipping the pages as in a book or scrolling view. There are many other features I don't have the space or time to comment on here, but read the Universalis details section in the app store, and I'm sure you'll be impressed! Do take the time to walk through the tutorial after purchase, so you don't have the same issues as previous reviewers! I strongly recommend Universalis! :)

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  • $12.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Version: 2.23
  • Size: 29.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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