Daybreak for October 11, 2021

  • Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Pope St. John XXIII, 1881-1963; born of a farming family in northern Italy; named a cardinal and patriarch of Venice in 1953; a month short of entering his 78th year, he was elected pope; called the Second Vatican Council, and criticized the “prophets of doom”; on his deathbed, he said, “It is not that the gospel has changed; it is that we have begun to understand it better.”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/11/21
  • Gospel: Luke 11:29-32