Daybreak for April 17, 2023

  • Monday of the Second Week of Easter
  • Saint of the Day: St. Stephen Harding, 1059-1134; born in Dorset, England, and became a traveling scholar, settling at the abbey of Molesme in Burgundy; later worked with St. Robert of Molesme and St. Alberic to found a new monastery at Citeaux; Stephen guided the community over a period of great growth, and wrote the Carta Caritatis, an important Cistercian document
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 4/17/23
  • Gospel: John 3:1-8