Join the thousands of people who use Universalis daily!
You will get:
• The Catholic liturgical calendar for every year (until the year 2300 and beyond!). You can choose from over 20 local calendars, for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and India, and most of the dioceses of the UK.
• The About Today page gives you information and meditations on the saints and feasts of the day.
• The Readings at Mass page gives you the readings, psalms, prayers and antiphons for the day’s Mass. The readings are the Jerusalem Bible version with the Grail psalms, except for the USA and the Philippines, where they are from the New American Bible.
• The Liturgy of the Hours pages give you Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, the three daytime Hours, and the Office of Readings. The scripture readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and the psalms are the Grail psalms.
• The unique Mass Today page gives you the Order of Mass and the prayers, readings and so on, all merged into one single sequence, so that you can follow Mass; or even celebrate it if you can find a discreet place to put a laptop on your altar!
• The calendar shows the liturgical colours of each day, and the About Today page explains them.
Everything is permanently built in to the Universalis app. You do not need an Internet connection.
You can choose fonts and font sizes (including huge ones if you can’t see well).
You can also set up an email service to send you selected pages automatically each day.
For full details of the translations used, visit www.universalis.com.
We have corrected a bug which prevented Universalis from working on OS X Yosemite.
Ratings and Reviews
Prayer Guide Par Excellence
The Universalis app has become a significant aid both in prayer and as a reference for when I’m writing about liturgical matters. The fact that the whole text for any day of the year, for any year, is included means that I don’t have to look elsewhere for the Mass readings, the Morning Prayer or a brief history of the saint of the day.
There are a few small variants from the official (and expensive) books, whether for the Liturgy of the Hours or for the Mass. Some clergy and religious complain, therefore, that they can't use Universalis to fulfill their Office obligation. But often these variations are more felicitous and faithful to the original Latin than the official renderings, and as a layman I find that worthwhile.
I love the Liturgy of the Hours paper books, but keeping track of where I needed to be was always a challenge. This app makes it so much easier. Fast, convenient, and well-designed. I highly recommend it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.