Daybreak for April 21, 2023

  • Friday of the Second Week of Easter
  • Optional Memorial of St. Anselm, 1033-1109; joined the monastery of Bec in Normandy, was elected prior, and eventually abbot; his theological works are compared to those of St. Augustine, best-known being “Why God Became Man”; appointed archbishop of Canterbury in 1093, but went into exile over disagreements with King William Rufus; returned to England at the request of Henry I, but disagreed with him over the king’s insistence on investing England’s bishops; spent another three years in exile in Rome; his care and concern extended to the very poorest people, and he opposed the slave trade
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 4/21/23
  • Gospel: John 6:1-15