Daybreak for April 8, 2022

  • Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
  • Saint of the Day: St. Julie Billiart, 1751-1816; stricken with paralysis at the age of 30, but taught catechism lessons from her bed, and offered spiritual advice; in response to a vision, Julie and Francoise Blin de Bourdon founded the Institute of Notre Dame, dedicated to the education of poor, young Christian girls, and the training of catechists; Julie recovered from her illness, and the motherhouse was moved to Belgium, where Julie died
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 4/8/22
  • Gospel: John 10:31-42