Wednesday 20 March 2019
Wednesday of the 2nd week of Lent 
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 Options pages.

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 view the hours for a particular day, tap on the day.

To use the built-in Windows Mobile date selector to go to any given date, tap on the heading that shows the name of the month.

To go to today's date, open the built-in date selector and tap on the button marked "Today".

The page view

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

To get a calendar listing, tap on the numbered box between the arrows.

To change which page you are viewing (Mass, Morning Prayer, etc), tap 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, touch and hold on the text of the page. After a second or so, a menu will appear. Pick "Copy" or "Copy Page" from the menu.

The Options pages

To open the Options pages, tap on the downward-pointing triangle at the top left of the Universalis screen: Button

There are three Options pages and you can move between them by tapping the appropriate tab at the bottom of the screen.


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. You can also set the following options:

Invitatory Psalm: You can decide whether you want the same Invitatory Psalm every day, or whether you want the psalm to change every day, going through the four permitted options, as the Universalis web site does.

Translations: For the Liturgy of the Hours, you can choose 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).

Translations: For the readings at Mass, you can choose 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 is only available if you select one of the United States liturgical calendars.

About Universalis

This page tells you what version of the program and database you are using.

The Today screenScreenshot

Universalis displays the feast or saint of the day in your Today screen and you can go to today's readings by tapping on this display.

If you don't want Universalis in your Today screen then you can turn it off using your device's standard methods for configuring the Today screen: for instance, Start > Settings > Today > Items.

If you have installed Universalis on a storage card instead of into your device's main memory (where it is normally installed), then whenever you reset your device, you will see that the Universalis entry is missing from your Today screen even if you have asked for it to be there. This is because Windows Mobile builds the Today screen immediately on reset, before establishing communications with the storage card. To get the Universalis entry back, use Start > Settings > Today > Items and immediately press OK. This will make the system rebuild the Today screen, and Universalis will be part of the Today screen again.