Daybreak for August 19, 2021

  • Thursday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. John Eudes, 1601-1680; ordained at the age of 24; founded the Eudists, the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, devoted to the formation of clergy by conducting diocesan seminaries; also founded the Sisters of Charity of the Refuge, to assist prostitutes in leaving that live; best known for the central theme of his writings: Jesus as the source of holiness, and Mary as the model of the Christian life
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/29/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14