Instructions: settings

These are instructions for the older version of the Universalis app, which was superseded in early February 2014. The new instructions are here. If you are still using iOS 5 or earlier, you will be using the older version of the app.

Note: not all these settings are visible in the Catholic Calendar application if you haven't bought any months for it or used the "Try before you buy" feature.

The settings are reached by tapping the cogwheel symbol at the top of the text screen. Illustration

Here is a list of the settings and what they mean.

Invitatory Psalm

Four different psalms may be used as the Invitatory Psalm, although Psalm 94 (95) is the traditional one. Universalis lets you choose whether to rotate between the permitted options ("Different each day") or stick to Psalm 94 (95) permanently ("Same every day").

Psalm Translation

The Grail translation is the one used in most English versions of the Liturgy of the Hours worldwide. For copyright reasons we have to use a version of our own in our web pages, so we offer it here as an alternative in case you have got used to it.

Readings at Mass

Jerusalem Bible with Grail psalms: this is the most usual translation in the English-speaking world, though others are permitted.

New American Bible: this is the translation used in the USA.

We apologize to Canada and South Africa: we are still trying to negotiate with the owners of the NRSV, which you are using at Mass.

Include prayers: If you are using Universalis as a private spiritual resource, the Mass readings of the day are probably all that you want. If you are taking it to Mass with you, you may want the Entrance Antiphon and the other prayers and antiphons from the printed missals. This option lets you choose.

Order of Mass

Priest's private prayers: You can choose whether to include in the Order of Mass (and in Mass Today) the prayers that are said silently or quietly by the priest.

Extra languages

Gospel at Mass: You can choose whether to view the original Greek text of the Gospel alongside the English.

Order of Mass: You can view Latin or one of a number of other European languages in parallel with the English text of the Order of Mass. This is intended to help you follow Mass when you are abroad. The Mass Today page will also show you the parallel texts, but it will display the daily content (prayers, psalms and readings) in English only.

Liturgy of the Hours: You can choose whether to view the Latin text of the Hours alongside the English.

Reading long Hours

Scroll vertically: the Hour will be long and scrollable, like a Web page.

Divide into pages: the Hour will be divided into pages, and you can turn from one page to the next.

Auto-update events calendar

If you turn this option on, Universalis will create an events calendar called "Universalis Automatic" so that you can see the saint of each day as an event in the calendar on your device. For more information, see Universalis Automatic calendar.

Set up daily emails

This button is at the very bottom of the screen.

If you like, our web site can send you daily emails with all the Hours or just a selection of them. Press this button to set it up.