Daybreak for October 22, 2021

  • Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II, 1920-2005; made pastoral visits to 124 countries; promoted ecumenical and interfaith initiatives; encouraged the growth of the Solidarity movement in Poland, and the collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe; began World Youth Day; wrote 14 encyclicals and five books, canonized 482 saints, and beatified 1,338 people
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/22/21
  • Gospel Luke 12:54-59