Daybreak for February 17, 2023

  • Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order; in 1240, seven noblemen of Florence withdrew from the city to a solitary place for prayer and direct service of God; they eventually moved to the deserted slopes of Monte Senario; they adopted the name, Servants of Mary, combining monastic life and active ministry
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 2/17/23
  • Gospel: Mark 8:34-9:1