Daybreak for February 16, 2023

  • Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Onesimus; mentioned by Paul in his letter to Philemon; Onesimus was an escaped slave, baptized by Paul, and sent back to Philemon; Paul urged Philemon to treat him “no longer as a slave, but than a slave, a brother, beloved especially to me, but even more so to you, as a man in the Lord”; died about 68 A.D.
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 2/16/23
  • Gospel: Mark 8:27-33