Universalis 4+

Liturgy of the Hours and Mass

Universalis Publishing

    • £9.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


“The Divine Office is... the prayer not only of the clergy but of the whole People of God.”

Universalis is a missal and a breviary, and more besides. It gives you the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) and the Mass for every day; plus valuable additional material.

Tens of thousands of people use Universalis daily. Come and join them!

• Single purchase: the app lasts for ever. It does not need a subscription to make it work.
• No Internet needed: everything you need is already built in.
• No cleverness needed: each day, Universalis works out exactly what you need to see.
• View any date: past, present and future.
• Use your own local calendar: USA, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, and every diocese in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
• Easy to read and use: a choice of fonts; big or small type; dark or light theme; page-turning or scrolling.
• Optional add-on: spoken audio read by real human beings (this needs a subscription: see below).
• Latin if you want it: by itself or alongside the English.
• Help and support: tips and instructions are included; or press “Contact Us” to send us a message, and we will reply.


• The “About Today” page tells you what saints are being celebrated today, worldwide. It includes reflections, biographies and illustrations.
• “Mass Today” gives you the Order of Mass and today’s readings and prayers, all in one page. Bishops have been known to use it to say Mass from their iPads!
• “Spiritual Reading” gathers the patristic and hagiographic readings for all the saints and feasts of the day.
• “The Rosary” has a verse of Scripture for every Hail Mary of every Mystery. Spoken audio is included.
• Daily Books takes selected spiritual classics and presents them in daily instalments to focus and enrich your prayer life.
• Commentaries on the day’s Mass readings from a leading biblical scholar.

And more – Home Screen widgets; liturgical events for your iOS calendar; daily email service; copy and paste into other apps; reminders and alarms; Mass readings on your Apple Watch.


The complete official Liturgy of the Hours of the Catholic Church, as used worldwide. Morning (Lauds), daytime (Terce, Sext and None), evening (Vespers), night (Compline) and the deeply reflective Office of Readings. Do as many or as few of them as you like.
• The psalms and canticles match the official English and American books. Scripture readings – United States: RSV. Elsewhere: Jerusalem Bible (with RSV as an optional add-on).


The exact prayers and readings at Mass for each day.
• United States: the official NAB version. Elsewhere: Jerusalem Bible readings and Grail psalms, as used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON AUDIO (in-app purchase required)

Just press the button and listen! If you want to see what you are hearing, the text is highlighted to follow the sound. After an initial download, no Internet is required. Works with CarPlay too.

• Spoken English Liturgy of the Hours: every Hour of every day of every year. Monthly or annual subscription.
• Spoken English Mass Readings: First and Second Reading and the Gospel. Jerusalem Bible translation only. Monthly or annual subscription.

(You can listen to a sample before subscribing. Following App Store rules, subscriptions renew automatically but you can cancel auto-renewal at any time.)

• Sung Latin Compline (Night Prayer): by the boys of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School. Single purchase.


Privacy policy and terms of service: universalis.com/n-ios-privacy.htm

What’s New

Version 3.120

The podcast alerts in the About Today page are now automatic and regular.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Qbeedoo44 ,

Universalis - a way of life

I have been using Universalis for a long time & love that it is being constantly updated, both liturgically & sensitively. As a Permanent Deacon I am grateful that it has covered the whole prayer of the Church (replacing the need to hunt through 3 volumes of The Office, not to mention both Sunday & Weekday Missals).
I generally turn first to ‘About Today’ & have learnt so much about the saints of the Church, which otherwise one would not learn of.
Commentaries by Dom Henry Wansborough & access to books about the Catholic faith are a source of inspiration & encouragement to take up ‘sacred reading’.
By the grace of God, my wife is able to join me in reciting Morning, Evening & Compline prayer, & I love the Scriptural Rosary.
May the Lord continue to bless Martin Kochanski & his team, and May many people be brought to a loving & close relationship with the Lord Jesus through your work.

relieved mum 555 ,

Essential Divine Office

If you pray the Divine Office,the Universalis app provides you with the exact text that is in the volumes, but without the weight and complexity of learning how to find your way through the books. Not only that, but as we are blessed with new Blesseds and Saints, it quickly updates with their correct readings. If you are a member of a religious order, you can set it to show your own particular memorials and saints. If you wish, you can choose to pray the Office for the dead. There is literally everything in here that you would get in the books, and in fact more. For a one time purchase you will get years of updates and additions. I highly recommend it.

Trish Fowlie ,

Ever evolving essential Catholic app

This app is a fundamental part of my life. The Divine Office (now with optional audio on subscription) no longer needs three big fat books, and multiple bookmarks, checking for local celebrations, remembering which week it is.
“About today” gives information about saints of the day, including the less well known, but not necessarily less worthy. (I suspect that many of us couldn’t actually explain the roll-calls in the First Eucharistic Prayer!)
Recent updates are including the variations of religious orders - anyone who has found themselves perplexed on a retreat with Carmelites etc, will appreciate this feature.
I originally paid £9.99 for Universalis, which saved the expense of acquiring new Missals (Sunday and Weekday) when the clunky new translations came into use.
At first, there were a few disapproving looks when I followed Mass on my iPhone in church, being someone who finds the written word holds my focus more strongly, but now wise worshippers are adopting Universalis widely.
Even if a pew Sunday Missal is available, it still has small print size, and lacks flexibility across dioceses and countries.

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