Daybreak for November 3, 2021

  • Wednesday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Martin de Porres, 1579-1639; son of a mixed-race couple who never married; joined the Dominicans as a “lay helper,” but after nine years was asked to make full religious profession; a formidable fundraiser, he collected thousands of dollars for dowries for poor girls so that they marry or enter a convent; friend of St. Rose of Lima
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 11/3/21
  • Gospel: Luke 14:25-33