Licensing FAQ

Universalis app

iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch

AppStore link

Content & features

Full liturgical calendar including many national and local calendars.

About Today pages for every saint and feast.

Liturgy of the Hours – Psalms, prayers and readings from every Hour: Morning Prayer, the three daytime Hours (Terce, Sext and None), Evening Prayer, Night Prayer and the Office of Readings. Translations: The readings are from the Jerusalem Bible and the psalms are the Grail version, which is used across the English-speaking world.

The Order of Mass – The new English translation of the Order of Mass, which came into use in 2011. You can optionally view the text in Latin and some other languages side by side with the English.

Readings at Mass – First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel Acclamation and Gospel, plus the antiphons and prayers for the Mass of the day. Translations: You have a choice between the Jerusalem Bible readings with the Grail psalms (used in most of the English-speaking world) and the New American Bible readings and psalms (used in the USA).

Mass Today A single page that gives you the whole of the Mass of the day: the Order of Mass with all the readings, antiphons and prayers filled in.

Music – Sung Latin Compline (Night Prayer) for Sundays from the Schola Cantorum of The London Oratory School, which is one of the leading liturgical choirs in Britain. The boys have recorded this music especially for use in Universalis. You get the Salve Regina and other Marian anthems free; an in-app purchase will get you the rest of the music. Play sample.


£9.99 ($12.99 or €12.99). This is a one-off payment. No subscription is needed, and updates are free. Get it now from the App Store.

AppStore link

Free if you have previously bought a Universalis registration code. Also free if you have previously bought the Universalis app from the App Store.

Free trial: If you want to try before you buy, get Catholic Calendar from the App Store. The app is free, and it gives you a month's free trial of everything that Universalis offers.

Alternative: £0.79 per month ($0.99 or €0.99). If you prefer to pay monthly instead of making a single purchase, get Catholic Calendar. The app is free, and it gives you a month's free trial of everything that Universalis offers. Once that month has finished, Catholic Calendar will let you buy "Universalis Premium Content" one month at a time.

Operating instructions

To get instructions, open the Universalis app and shake the device. The instructions will appear.

A very brief introduction

To make the text bigger, double-tap anywhere in the middle of the page.

To see alternative texts, tap the red button at the far right. The alternatives may be different saints, or a different choice of invitatory, Creed, Preface, etc.

To see the toolbar, tap once, anywhere in the middle of the page.

To see other Hours, tap the “Hours” button at the top centre of the toolbar, and pick the Hour from the list.

To see other dates, tap the calendar button at the top left.

To change font style and size, night mode, and switch between scrolling and paging, tap the “Aa” button at the top right.

For more instructions, shake!!

Instructions for older versions.

Older versions of iOS

The current version of the Universalis app works on iOS 7 and above. If you have an older version of iOS, the App Store will let you download an older version of the Universalis app. Here are Apple's instructions.