Daybreak for August 27, 2021

  • Friday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Monica, 330-387; mother of St. Augustine; Monica prayed for Augustine–who was living an immoral life–to return to the faith; her prayers were answered when St. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose in 387; shortly afterward, Monica took ill and died, “all my hopes in this world being now fulfilled.”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/27/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13