Daybreak for March 8, 2023

  • Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent
  • Commemoration of St. John of God, 1495-1550; abandoned the faith until age 40, then went to Africa hoping to free captive Christians; returned to Spain, and ran a religious goods store; moved by a sermon of St. John of Avila, he publicly beat himself, begging mercy and repenting–for which he was committed to a mental hospital; St. John of Avila advised him to tend to the needs of others; he established a house to tend to the sick poor. his helpers, 20 years after his death, formed the Brothers Hospitallers
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 3/8/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 20:17-28
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