Daybreak for January 27, 2023

  • Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici, 1474-1540; on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she was struck with blindness, but continued to visit the sacred shrines, and had her sight restored on the way back while praying before a crucifix; at age 60, she founded the Company of St. Ursula, the first “secular institute”–single women consecreated Christ and living in the world rather than in a monastery; died in Brescia, 1540
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/27/23
  • Gospel: Mark 4:26-34