Daybreak for July 6, 2022

  • Wednesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, 1890-1902; at nearly 12 years of age, she was attacked by a young man, Alessandro, who tried to violate her; in the struggle, he stabbed her; her last hours were marked by concern for her mother, forgiveness of her murderer, and reception of Viaticum; while in prison, Alessandro had a vision of Maria offering him flowers, and his life changed; on his release, he begged the forgiveness of Maria’s mother, and he was present at her canonization
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/6/22
  • Gospel: Matthew 10:1-7