Daybreak for March 17, 2023

  • Friday of the Third Week of Lent
  • Commemoration of St. Patrick, 415-493; captured by Irish raiders and sold into slavery; after his escape, he spent years at Auxerre, France, and was consecrated bishop at age 43; dreamed of bringing the faith to the Irish, and he was sent to carry out the task; ordained many priests, divided the country into dioceses, held Church councils, founded several monasteries, and urged his people to holiness
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 3/17/23
  • Gospel: Mark 12:28-34