Daybreak for August 11, 2022

  • Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Clare of Assisi, 1194-1253; lifelong friend of St. Francis; received a habit from St. Francis, after which he placed her in a convent; others followed; Clare became abbess at age 21, a responsibility which she exercised until her death; served the sick, and washed the feet of the begging nuns; came from prayer with her face shining; received a vision of the community’s vespers service while confined to a sickbed, and was thus designated the patroness of television
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/11/22
  • Gospel: Matthew 18:21-19:1