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Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

You get a free one-month preview of the Universalis pages, which contain the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings.

If you like what you see in the one-month preview, you can take out a monthly subscription to it or you can buy the Universalis app instead.

You can purchase or subscribe to audio for all the Hours (spoken in English), the Gospel of the day (Jerusalem Bible, spoken in English), or the daytime Hours (Terce, Sext, None) spoken in Latin.

This app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

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Version History

Launched Oct 14, 2013 (about 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 22 days, on average.

Oct 07
2019
(Current)
Version 2.86

There is a new page in the Hours menu, called “Spiritual Reading”. It gives a variety of readings for today. Try it!

Sep 17
2019
Version 2.85

The About Today page now includes the Novena for the Newman Canonisation, which runs from 4 to 12 October.

Sep 01
2019
Version 2.84

We have smoothed out some rough edges in the audio download experience.

Aug 05
2019
Version 2.82

On some versions of Android, pressing the Play button at the bottom of the screen, and then pressing “Find out more”, gave you a blank screen instead of information about the audio subscription. This has now been corrected.

Aug 04
2019
Version 2.81

Some minor bug corrections.

Jul 24
2019
Version 2.80

Illustrations have been added for the month of August.

We have improved the daily alerts (accessible from the Settings screen), removing a few inconsistencies in their behaviour.

Jul 23
2019
Version 2.78

Illustrations have been added for the month of August.

Jul 17
2019
Version 2.76

In the Settings screen of the app, you can now set up daily alerts to remind you to recite an Hour or do a reading.

Jul 07
2019
Version 2.74

If you were trying to enter a registration code to remove the time limit in Catholic Calendar, there were some problems with Android Pie (Android 9). These have now been resolved.

Jul 03
2019
Version 2.73

Some of the buttons were the wrong size when viewed on Android Pie devices. This has now been corrected.

Jul 02
2019
Version 2.72

Some minor updates and bug corrections.

May 28
2019
Version 2.70

Some minor corrections.

May 20
2019
Version 2.69

More illustrations; some corrections; and the new Igbo Order of Mass.

May 14
2019
Version 2.68

Various small corrections and improvements.

Apr 29
2019
Version 2.67

There is a new “Moments” setting in the Settings screen which pops up an inspiring alert once an hour, through the day.

Commentaries on the readings at Mass are now available. To see them, turn on “Add Commentaries” in the Readings at Mass section of the Settings screen.

Apr 11
2019
Version 2.66

Some updates and bug corrections.

Mar 28
2019
Version 2.65

There are now some more options for the hymns in the major Hours during Lent. Tap the menu button beside the hymn to see what is available.

Mar 19
2019
Version 2.64

We have corrected some errors in the Carmelite calendars.

Mar 11
2019
Version 2.63

If you have a monthly subscription or a registration code, the Settings screen lets you choose the RSV translation of the readings in the Liturgy of the Hours instead of the Jerusalem Bible.

With the permission of the Vatican, the Irish bishops have moved the solemnity of St Patrick to Sunday 17 March in Ireland. The Irish calendar in Universalis has been updated to reflect this change.

Mar 06
2019
Version 2.62

When you send us a message through the "Contact Us" command, it now contains some extra information about your settings so that we can give you more accurate advice.

Mar 03
2019
Version 2.61

Some minor (but useful) corrections.

Feb 12
2019
Version 2.59

More illustrations in the About Today pages, covering dates up to the end of March.

Daily meditations for Lent by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, courtesy of the Catholic Truth Society. You will find these in the About Today page, starting on Ash Wednesday.

Jan 22
2019
Version 2.58

More illustrations in the About Today pages.

Daily meditations for Lent by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB, courtesy of the Catholic Truth Society. You will find these in the About Today page, starting on Ash Wednesday.

Jan 09
2019
Version 2.57

More illustrations in the About Today pages; liturgy updates for Glasgow; language updates for Gaelic and Malagasy.

Jan 06
2019
Version 2.56

More illustrations in the About Today pages; liturgy updates for Glasgow; language updates for Gaelic and Malagasy.

Dec 16
2018
Version 2.55

There are new “About Today” articles about the great “O Antiphons” in the run-up to Christmas, and the collection of illustrations continues to grow.

We have also corrected a couple of small bugs.

Dec 11
2018
Version 2.54

We have made it simpler to enter a registration code if you are using Chrome OS.

Nov 23
2018
Version 2.53

Some more updates and corrections, and some additional illustrations.

Nov 13
2018
Version 2.52

For those of you who subscribe to the spoken audio: some Android devices were occasionally omitting one psalm or reading. This was rare, and random, but we have now found the cause and eliminated it.
We have extended the popular series of "About Today" articles about authors of the Second Reading and made other corrections and improvements.

Nov 04
2018
Version 2.51

Updates, corrections and general beautification. A bug related to registration codes has also been corrected.

Oct 31
2018
Version 2.50

Updates, corrections and general beautification.

Sep 18
2018
Version 2.45

The “About Today” page now shows information about the author of the Second Readings in the day’s Office of Readings.

If you listen to the spoken audio and store the audio file on an SD card, the download process is now more robust.

Aug 21
2018
Version 2.44

We have corrected some minor bugs and misprints.

Aug 14
2018
Version 2.43

The subscription to spoken audio Hours now contains all the Hours – including the Office of Readings, at last! To listen to a free sample, tap in the middle of the screen and a Play button will appear at the bottom left. Press it.

Jul 26
2018
Version 2.42

If you have your device set to go to sleep very quickly, Catholic Calendar will keep it awake for you for 5 minutes while you are reading. You can turn this feature on and off in the Settings.

Concelebration: the Order of Mass can now show which celebrant should be saying which part of the Eucharistic Prayer.

Commons: the "Special" button in the calendar screen now gives you access to the Common of Martyrs, the Common of Apostles, and so on.

Jul 12
2018
Version 2.41

Some people were missing the last page or two from the longer Hours. This was a bug. The bug is dead.

Jul 09
2018
Version 2.40

With the Invitatory Psalm, you can now choose whether to have the antiphon at the beginning of the psalm only, or at the beginning and end, or between each verse. To make this choice, tap the menu button next to the “Introduction (with Invitatory)” heading.

Jun 24
2018
Version 2.39

At the end of the Readings at Mass page we are often able to show you the longer passages from which the actual Mass readings are taken. This lets you study them better in their original context.

The Office of Readings is allowed to be combined with another Hour (according to the time of day). We now offer you this option, by means of a menu button next to the “Office of Readings” heading.

Jun 15
2018
Version 2.38

The usual corrections and adjustments, plus:

The alternative languages for the Order of Mass now include a version of Igbo.

If you are subscribing to the spoken English Hours, you can now get the First Reading in the Office of Readings, by pressing the Play button on the Office of Readings page.

Jun 13
2018
Version 2.37

Various calendar improvements, including corrected Mass readings for St Thomas More.

A new “Wider Margins” setting to give you more white space on either side of the text. You will find it under “Display” in the Settings screen.

May 30
2018
Version 2.36

In the local calendars, France and Denmark have been added.

In the Liturgy of the Hours, a preliminary version of Irish Gaelic has been added.

If you subscribe to spoken audio of the Hours, Night Prayer is now included.

May 08
2018
Version 2.35

In the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours, “chant marks” show you where the stresses in each line should go. For example:

“If you lóok at the márks, /
You will sée how the psálm should be chánted.”

The chant marks are optional and you can turn them on and off. They are quite useful even if you are only chanting silently in your head.

Apr 24
2018
Version 2.33

We have corrected the Mass readings for the daytime Mass at Pentecost.

Apr 10
2018
Version 2.32

If you are reading the Hours on your own, the new "Study Hymns" option gives you the Latin text of the official hymn for the Hour, with a literal English translation next to it so that you can understand the Latin. There is also a short commentary. You will see a menu button for this, next to the hymn heading.

Thanks to the help of a kind collaborator, we are now able to offer Carmelite versions of the local calendars. You can activate this option in the Settings within the app.

Mar 19
2018
Version 2.30

We have made some corrections to the new Lectio Divina page and updated a couple of local calendars.

Mar 14
2018
Version v.2018.03.15

You can now view the readings and psalms at Mass in Latin in parallel with English (if you want!).
There is a new Lectio Divina page, for contemplative reading of the Word of God.
If you do the daytime Hours, the process of specifying which psalms to use has been modernised.

Feb 20
2018
Version 2.28

Psalm-prayers have been added after each psalm. Some people love them, some people hate them! If you hate them, you can turn them off in the app's Settings screen.
If you are using parallel Latin-English for the Order of Mass, you will now get the prayers and antiphons of the Mass in both Latin and English.

Feb 08
2018
Version 2.27

General bug corrections and minor improvements.

Jan 30
2018
Version 2.26

The Mass readings from the Jerusalem Bible now have titles.
If you want to beef up Morning Prayer, tap the menu button to the right of the heading of the Morning Prayer page: the “Neocatechumenal Way” setting will add the long readings from the Office of Readings and also the Gospel for the day’s Mass.

Jan 16
2018
Version 2.25

If you have a subscription to spoken audio in English for Morning and Evening Prayer, this now also includes the daytime Hours (Terce, Sext and None; Mid-Morning, Midday and Afternoon Prayer).
We have added the Swedish liturgical calendar and made corrections to the calendar for the Philippines.

Dec 13
2017
Version 2.23

Some antiphons have been updated at Lauds and Vespers; and we have added Setswana to the list of parallel languages available for the Order of Mass. The Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons for Sunday 17 December have been corrected.

Dec 01
2017
Version 2.21

Revised calendar for Clifton; new calendar for Shrewsbury; some antiphons and translations adjusted.

Nov 21
2017
Version 2.20

If you subscribe to the audio of spoken Morning Prayer, this now gives you spoken Evening Prayer as well.

Nov 10
2017
Version 2.19

A couple of minor cosmetic improvements.

Nov 02
2017
Version 2.18

We have corrected a bug to do with the Preface in the Mass Today page, and taken the opportunity to add Latin prefaces for those of you who read that page in the parallel Latin-English form.

Oct 29
2017
Version 2.16

If you prefer to turn pages rather than scrolling, you can now do this. Select "Page by Page" in the Settings. Use the "Contact Us" command (from the Information button in the toolbar) to let us know how you get on!

Oct 26
2017
Version 2.15

If you prefer to turn pages rather than scrolling, you can now do this. Select "Page by Page" in the Settings. Use the "Contact Us" command (from the Information button in the toolbar) to let us know how you get on!

Oct 01
2017
Version 2.14

There are important updates to the local calendars for England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Southern Arabia.
As always, you can use the "Contact Us" command (under the "i" button in the toolbar) for questions, suggestions, corrections and so on. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sep 17
2017
Version 2.12

Music and speech in Universalis!
Purchase: Sung Latin Compline at Night Prayer.
Monthly subscriptions: Morning Prayer and the Gospel of the day, spoken in English. The daytime Hours, spoken in Latin.
To find these things, go to the relevant page, tap in the middle, and then press the Play button that appears at the bottom. There are free samples of everything.
After the initial download, you don't need an Internet connection.
(V2.12 corrects a small bug with registration codes).

Sep 15
2017
Version 2.09

Music and speech in Universalis!
Purchase: Sung Latin Compline at Night Prayer.
Monthly subscriptions: Morning Prayer and the Gospel of the day, spoken in English. The daytime Hours, spoken in Latin.
To find these things, go to the relevant page, tap in the middle, and then press the Play button that appears at the bottom. There are free samples of everything.
After the initial download, you don't need an Internet connection.

Sep 13
2017
Version 2.05

There is a new "About This Page" command in the Information section of the toolbar, which tells you all about the currently displayed Hour. And we have added an option for a dark toolbar for those that prefer it.
By the way, to make the toolbar appear, just tap anywhere in the middle of the screen! There is no need to aim for the very top.

Jul 30
2017
Version 2.03

V2.03: We have added some new commands and made the old ones more accessible through a new toolbar. It disappears automatically to get out of the way of your reading, but you can make it permanent if you prefer.

Jan 03
2017
Version 1.44

V1.44: We have updated the Mass readings for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Dec 19
2016
Version 1.43

V1.43: Sorry, a small extra bug needed correcting. In the daytime hours, the menu button for switching between Psalms of the Day and Complementary Psalms wasn't working. It is working now.

Dec 17
2016
Version 1.42

V1.42: This version corrects a bug that appeared around Christmas. This bug made the Office of Readings show you the two-year cycle of readings even if you hadn't asked for it.

Sep 20
2016
Version 1.41

Version 1.41: A few corrections to the texts, and updates to the local calendars.

Sep 17
2016
Version 1.40

Version 1.40: Various corrections and improvements.

Sep 05
2016
Version 1.36

Version 1.36: The new display system made the print too small on some screens. This update corrects it: sorry about that! NOTE: If you are blind and get your phone to read the text to you, turn off "Advanced Display Mode" in the settings within the Universalis app.

Sep 02
2016
Version 1.35

Version 1.35: Some people would get an embarrassing crash when they tried opening the "About Universalis" screen. Not any more!

Aug 17
2016
Version 1.34

Version 1.34: you can now take out a monthly subscription to Universalis pages.

Aug 09
2016
Version 1.33

Version 1.33: some misprints and minor bugs have been corrected.

Aug 01
2016
Version 1.30

Version 1.30:
We have added the Angelus: you will find it at the bottom of the list of Hours.
We have also added the Office and Mass of the Dead: you will find a new button at the bottom of the calendar listing.

Jun 28
2016
Version 1.29

On weekdays you are allowed to use Sunday's Compline (Night Prayer) as an alternative to the Compline of the weekday.

Jun 07
2016
Version 1.28

Apr 29
2016
Version 1.27

Apr 14
2016
Version 1.26

Mar 09
2016
Version 1.25

Feb 13
2016
Version 1.24

Jan 07
2016
Version 1.23

Dec 01
2015
Version 1.22

Aug 11
2015
Version 1.21

Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

One-month preview of the full Universalis content, which contains the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings. This is the same content as in Universalis on Windows, Mac and iOS.


The app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

Jun 29
2015
Version 1.20

Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

One-month preview of the full Universalis content, which contains the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings. This is the same content as in Universalis on Windows, Mac and iOS.


The app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

Jun 26
2015
Version 1.19

Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

One-month preview of the full Universalis content, which contains the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings. This is the same content as in Universalis on Windows, Mac and iOS.


The app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

Feb 12
2015
Version 1.18

Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

One-month preview of the full Universalis content, which contains the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings. This is the same content as in Universalis on Windows, Mac and iOS.


The app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

Oct 21
2014
Version 1.17

Feasts and celebrations according to the General Calendar and the local calendars of the UK, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland, and others. Features "About Today" pages giving more information about the saint of the day.

One-month preview of the full Universalis content, which contains the Readings at Mass (with a choice between the Jerusalem Bible/Grail and the NAB translations), the Mass Today (which combines the daily Mass readings with the Order of Mass) and the Liturgy of the Hours: Morning Prayer, the three daytime hours, Evening Prayer, Night Prayer, and the Office of Readings. This is the same content as in Universalis on Windows, Mac and iOS.


The app is complete in itself. It needs no Internet connection and no downloads.

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