Daybreak for February 21, 2023

  • Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Peter Damian, 988-1072; left a teaching career to become a Benedictine; ultimately became abbot of his community and founded five other hermitages; Pope Stephen IX appointed him cardinal-bishop of Ostia, where he worked to wipe out abuses and encourage the holiness of the clergy; after retiring, he was called to serve as a papal legate; when returning from one such assignment in Ravenna, he was overcome by fever and died
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 2/21/23
  • Gospel: Mark 9:30-37