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More than a week ahead

The Universalis web site shows you today, yesterday, and the week ahead. It is free.

Links to all the available dates are on the right. (On small screens, the links may be shown below, on the left-hand side).

This is possible through the kindness of the various copyright owners who have allowed us to reproduce their texts here. The one-week limit is a compromise between giving you free access and giving them some reward for their hard work. Just like anyone else, translators have to eat.

If you want to see texts for more than a week ahead (or for the distant past), then you need to get one of our apps or programs.

We have apps for:

  • iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch).
  • Android (phones and tablets).

We have programs for:

  • Windows.
  • Mac.

The programs let you create e-books for:

  • Amazon Kindle.
  • Other e-book readers (reading the ePub format).

All these formats give you access to unlimited dates. They also give you the Grail psalms for the Liturgy of the Hours, and the option of the NAB texts for Mass if you are in the USA.

The cost

Universalis costs £19.99 for everything, or around £9.99 for just a single iOS or Android app. It is available worldwide, and you will be charged in your own currency.

You can read more about purchases here.

If you have already bought, see our Licensing FAQ.

Free audio for the blind

Office of Readings for 7th day within the octave of Christmas

Morning Prayer for 7th day within the octave of Christmas

Evening Prayer 1 for Mary, Mother of God


Other audio in Universalis

We are starting to provide audio of our own, accessible directly from the Universalis apps. It doesn't need any Internet access and has many other good features. You can read about it here.


About this page

A few months ago we received the following letter from a member of the Rosminians:

Greetings!

Having noticed the recent introduction of audio options into your Divine Office I am wondering if the enclosed would be of any interest to you.

Some years ago a member of our community began to lose his sight and was unable to read the Office. As a result I undertook to record the offices of Readings, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. I also purchased an application to to render these recordings in 'Daisy' format so that he could use his RNIB machine to listen to them.

Some time later it occurred to me that they might be welcomed by others with impaired sight and would be a useful extension of the hundreds of hours I spent in their recording! Accordingly I wrote in the publishers, Harper Collins, and got permission to distribute a limited number of copies, on a non-commercial basis, to others registered blind. With this in view I published an advert in the Catholic Herald and produced a simple website - see http://www.advent.cd2.com.

It seems to me that, with the advent of Universalis, and its extension into audio you may be in a position to help a wider spread of people, especially those with sight difficulties.

The enclosed memory card has all the mp3 recordings that were used in the production of the seven CD's and I am hoping that you can further extend their usefulness.

Peace!

Br.Robin IC

We are happy to provide access to Brother Robin's recordings through the Universalis web site. As he says, the publishers' permission is "on a non-commercial basis" and therefore we in our turn are making the access free.

Calendar and discrepancies

The recordings are based on an English calendar. If you are using some other calendar then they may therefore be out of step with what you see in the rest of Universalis. In particular, the Epiphany, the Ascension etc are celebrated on Sunday and not on their proper days. Moreover, the recordings were made before 2015, so they do not include the feast of St Mary Magdalen, because her celebration was, at the time of recording, only a memorial and not a feast.

Nevertheless, with all these discrepancies we hope that these recordings will be useful to some people, and we present them in that spirit.

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