Universalis

Instructions: settings

To get to the Settings screen:

  1. View any of the text pages in Universalis.
  2. If the toolbar isn't visible at the top of the page, tap in the middle of the page to make it appear.
  3. Tap the Settings button on the right-hand side of the toolbar.

Readings at Mass

Readings & Psalms: in the English-speaking world, the most usual translation is the Jerusalem Bible for the Scripture readings and the Grail version of the psalms. In the USA, the New American Bible is used. Universalis lets you choose either. 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.

Prayers and Antiphons: 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. This may not work on your device: some manufacturers do provide the correct font on their Android devices, others do not, and the app has no way of knowing. (The feature to ask about is “polytonic Greek”).

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.

Web-based services

Set up daily emails: 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.