Daybreak for August 23, 2021

  • Monday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Rose of Lima, 1586-1617; worked in the garden all day and sewed all night to help her parents financially; her parents refused to let her enter a convent, so she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic; in the last few years of her life, she care for homeless children, the elderly, and the sick; first canonized saint of the New World
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/23/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 23:13-22