Daybreak for March 3, 2023

  • Friday of the First Week of Lent
  • Commemoration of St. Katharine Drexel, 1858-1955; gave up her wealth and place in society to minister to Native and African-Americans; opened a boarding school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, followed by a string of foundations; by 1942, she had a system of black Catholic schools in 13 states, plus 40 mission centers, and 23 rural schools; forced to retire following a heart attack at age 77, and spent the rest of her life in prayer; died at the age of 96
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 3/3/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 5:20-26