Daybreak for August 16, 2021

  • Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Stephen of Hungary, 975-1038; born a pagan, baptized at 10 along with his father, chief of the Magyars; succeeded his father, and adopted a policy of christinization of the country; asked the pope to organize the Church in Hungary and requested that he confer on him the title of king; Stephen supported churches, pastors, and the poor, abolished pagan customs, and commanded all to marry, except clergy and religious
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/16/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 19:16-22