Daybreak for May 22, 2023

  • Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter
  • Optional Memorial of St. Rita of Cascia, 1381-1457; spent 18 years in an arranged marriage to a harsh man; Rita was widowed when her husband died in a brawl; tried to enter the Augustinians, but was refused; she was finally allowed entry in 1413, and became known for her austerity, devotion to prayer, and charity; she received visions and wounds on her forehead which resembled the crown of thorns
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/22/23
  • Gospel: John 16:29-33