Universalis

Note: for the free Liturgia Horarum e-books, which give the whole Liturgy of the Hours for an entire year in Latin only, follow this link.

About e-books

You can get Universalis e-books in both ePub and Kindle format.

Why get an e-book?

There are better translations than the web site. This is because the owners of some of the texts we use do not allow them to appear on web sites.

You can get a month (or even a year) at a time.

You don't need the Internet. Each e-book is self-contained.

The Mass Today page. This merges the Order of Mass with the readings and prayers for the day, so you can follow the Mass right through without having to jump here and there through a missal.

Should I get an e-book or an app?

If you can get an app, do. The layout is better and they are simpler to use. Moreover, an app lasts for ever whereas each e-book covers only a year or a month at a time..

But:

How much does an e-book cost?

£19.99 gets you a Universalis registration code, which lets you get free e-books for any month or year you want. This is a once-only payment, not a subscription, and you can use it to get e-books for as long as you like. (£19.99 is about $32 or €25). Read more about registration codes here.

Free – an e-book of the official Liturgia Horarum in Latin only is available free of charge. Each e-book contains a whole year. Here is the download page.

How do I get an e-book?

ePub

ePub is the industry standard format for e-books. It can be read by all e-readers except the Amazon Kindle. Most computers and mobile devices also have e-book reader applications which can read ePub e-books.

To get a Universalis e-book in ePub format, you do the following:

  1. Download and install the Universalis program for the Mac or for Windows (you only need to do this once).
  2. Use the downloaded Universalis program to create your own e-book.
  3. Put the e-book onto your e-reader.

Here are full instructions.

Free trial: the Universalis program for the Mac or for Windows has a one-month free trial period, finishing at the end of the month after the month in which you first installed it. You can create an e-book for any dates within that period. If you decide that you like the e-book, you can buy a registration code to remove the time limit.

Kindle (from our site)

The Amazon Kindle uses its own unique e-book format, incompatible for anything else. As well as the Kindle range of devices, Amazon supply Kindle reader applications for most computers and mobile devices.

The simplest way to get a Universalis e-book onto your Kindle is to send it straight to your Kindle from our web site. Follow this link to create and send yourself an e-book.

Because of Amazon's restrictions you are limited to one-month e-books only, but you can create them in batches of three months at a time.

Free trial: you can use this service for a month free of charge. After that, you need to buy and use a registration code.

Kindle (from your computer)

Otherwise, for more flexibility, you can do the following:

  1. Download and install the Universalis program for the Mac or for Windows (you only need to do this once). Warning: the cheap (£6.99) version of Universalis from the Mac App Store does not allow the creation of e-books.
  2. Use the downloaded Universalis program to create your own e-book.
  3. Put the e-book onto your e-reader.

You can create e-books covering a month or a whole year at a time.

Here are full instructions.

Free trial: the Universalis program for the Mac or for Windows has a one-month free trial period, finishing at the end of the month after the month in which you first installed it. You can create an e-book for any dates within that period. If you decide that you like the e-book, you can buy a registration code to remove the time limit.

Please note that the e-books you create are for your private use only and must not be given or distributed to other people.