Daybreak for September 17, 2021

  • Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621; Italian Jesuit who eventually became a cardinal; defended Rome against anti-clericals, and against political tenets of James I of England; wrote against the prevailing heretics of is day; spiritual father of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, and helped St. Francis de Sales get formal approval of the Visitation order; opposed severe action in the case of Galileo
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/17/21
  • Gospel: Luke 8:1-3