Daybreak for August 10, 2022

  • Feast of St. Lawrence, 225-258; Roman deacon under Pope Sixtus II, who was martyred; the prefect of Rome demanded that Lawrence present the “treasures of the Church”; Lawrence gathered blind, lame, maimed, leprous, orphaned, and widowed persons, and said, “These are the treasures of the Church”; Lawrence was burned on a gridiron, and was heard to say, “It is well done. Turn me over!”; patron saint of chefs
  • Wednesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/10/22
  • Gospel: John 12:24-26