Daybreak for May 27, 2021

  • Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury, early 6th Century-604; sent by Pope Gregory to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England; he was welcomed by the King of Kent, but was less successful in convincing Britons to give up Celtic customs at variance with the Church; Augustine heeded the advice of Pope Gregory, to purify rather than destroy pagan temples; known as the Apostle of England
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/27/21
  • Gospel: Mark 10:46-52