Daybreak for December 14, 2021

  • Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent
  • Memorial of St. John of the Cross, priest and doctor of the Church, 1542-1591; ordained at the age of 25; with Teresa of Avila–and in his own right–worked at reform of the Carmelite order, and experienced opposition, misunderstand, persecution, and imprisonment; it was in prison where he wrote his greatest works, “Spiritual Canticle” and “Ascent of Mount Carmel; unique as a mystic-poet
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/14/21
  • Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32