Saturday 10 December 2016
Saturday of the 2nd week of Advent 
About today  

Operating instructions


The calendar view shows you an extract from the liturgical calendar:


The page view shows you one particular page for your chosen day:



Button pictureThe button at the top left opens the menu.

Button picture The left and right buttons move you back and forward by one day. The numbered button in the middle switches you between the calendar view and the page view.

Button pictureThe button at the top right lets you move from one page to another.

The calendar view

To go to a particular day, click on the day.

To return to the page view without changing days, click on the number between the arrows.

To go to any date using the standard Windows date selector, click on the heading that shows the name of the month. You can also press F5 to do this.

To go to today's date, open the standard Windows date selector and press the button marked "Today" in the page that appears.

The page view

To move backwards and forwards through the days, use the left and right arrows at the top of the window.

To go to the calendar view, press the numbered box between the arrows. You can also use the F3 key to do this.

To change which page you are viewing (Mass, Morning Prayer, etc), press F4 or click on the caption at the top right and then pick the page you want from the list that appears.

To copy the text so that you can paste it into another program, press Ctrl+C to copy the whole of the current page. Alternatively, right-click on the display and pick "Copy" or "Copy Page" from the menu that pops up.

To print the text, copy and paste it into Wordpad or a suitable word processor.

The menu

ButtonTo open the menu, press F2 or click on the downward-pointing triangle at the top left of the Universalis window.


You can choose which font type and font size you want Universalis to use.


This page lets you choose which local calendar you want Universalis to use.


This page lets you set the following options for the Liturgy of the Hours:

Liturgy of the Hours: Invitatory Psalm: Whether to have the same Invitatory Psalm every day, or to have it change from one day to another, going through the four permitted options, as the Universalis web site does.

Liturgy of the Hours: Psalm translations: Whether to use the Grail translation of the psalms or the translation that is used on the Universalis web site. (The scripture readings are always in the Jerusalem Bible version).

Mass: Translations: Whether to use the Jerusalem Bible and the Grail psalms (which are used in the UK and many other parts of the world) or the New American Bible scripture readings and psalms. The New American Bible option automatically selects one of the United States liturgical calendars.

Mass: Greek: Whether to view the Gospel at Mass in Greek as well as English. See also Troubleshooting Greek for Windows Users.

Order of Mass: Whether to view the Order of Mass in English only, or in English and another language in parallel. The parallel languages provided include Latin, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

About Universalis

This page tells you what version of the program and database you are using; it also lets you enter a registration code to unlock your trial version of Universalis and turn it into a licensed version: see the instructions.

Screen Reader Mode

This puts Universalis into a mode that is easy to use with screen readers for the blind and partially sighted. Here are instructions for using Universalis in that mode.

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