Thu, 8 Apr 1999 07:21:17
Do You parhaps know where I could find a table of movable liturgical
days what is published in english edition of Divine office only until
1999. Where can I find it on the Internet the new one what starts from
year 2000. I need urgently a response becouse I dont know will I have
conecdtion to Internet becouse I'm based in Belgrade and we are as you
know under air strikes.
As the bombing began, some of its targets were evidently thinking
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 19:18:08
I am Coordinator for Confirmation Preparation in our parish. I would
very much like to be able to copy the Liturgy of the Hours off your website
for our 2 Days of Reflection. Would it be permissible to make copies for
the confirmands and their sponsors for the morning prayer?
We receive many such requests, from parishes and from organisers of
pilgrimages, conferences, and even prison prayer groups. We usually
say Yes as long as they acknowledge us as the source.
Mon, 24 May 1999 10:18:57
I am a Lutheran pastor and have been looking for a daily devotional
page with more depth. I have been reading the Office of Readings for the
last 4 days and have been immensely blessed. I hope that soon all of the
writings of the saints can be included, I am looking forward to knowing
the church fathers better. I live in the hope that the Lutheran church
may one day unite with the Catholic church. This is a good start.
Universalis is used by everyone from Catholics to Anglicans, Presbyterians,
Methodists, Lutherans, and Anabaptists, many of whom have no access to
liturgical books or knowledge of how to use them.
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:07:23
Just a note to say how invaluable I find your site. When I get into
work in the morning (0630) it means I can pray the office first thing.
Messages like this arrive from everywhere, including U.S. missile
sites and the BBC.
Tue, 15 Jul 2003 11:10:56
I am a sister who for most of the year has to travel to a country
where religion is controlled by the
It is dangerous to sneak in a set of the 4-volume breviary. It is a blessing
to discover that the Office of Readings is available in
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 17:12:30
I can't begin to tell you how much I love your webpage, for it allows
me to print the prayers in braille, so that I can be an active read4er
instead of a passive listener.
Tue, 16 Nov 1999 22:30:08
I am writing on behalf of my great uncle, an octogenarian and a retired
priest. He had all but given up the Divine Office due to failing eyesight.
No magnifying glass was capable of making his breviary readable. Your
site, however, (using large fonts and high contrast settings) has made
the Office again a daily consolation to this servant of God.
Another partially sighted user prints everything out in enormous type
so that she can read it: a benefit of on-line texts that we absolutely
did not expect.
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:06:53
Thank you for your website. I travel very often for work, 2-5 days
a week. I frequently use your website to pray the Liturgy of the Hours
before I leave my hotel room for work and when I return before I have
dinner. I have found it to be a great source and very prayerful. I have
prayed the office since college and will continue to use it.
With our new WAP service, this user will be able to access Universalis
even when on the move!
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 00:45:53
I have been attempting to strengthen my prayer life and several times
went to look for the Liturgy of the Hours, but could never make sense
out of it in the bookstores. It all seemed too complicated or that you
needed a guide which I did not have. This format is wonderful.
This comes from a Catholic university professor. He is by no
means the only one to find the official books too complicated:
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 09:54:31
I am a student in the Diaconate Formation program at ****** Seminary
in ******. I have been befuddled by the usage of the Breviary, yet
very anxious to get started on my obligation prior to ordination. While
we have received some instruction on recitation of the Hours, I found
your site to be the simplest and most understandable approach that I have
It seemed tactful to censor the name of the seminary!