Daybreak for July 14, 2023

  • Friday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, 1656-1680; daughter of a Christian Algonquin and a Mohawk chief; lost her parents to a smallpox epidemic which left her disfigured and half-blind; moved by the words of the “Blackrobes”–Jesuit missionaries–who stayed with her uncle, she converted at the age of 19; she grew in grace rapidly, but was always in danger; fled 200 miles north to a Christian Indian village; took a vow of virginity at age 23; died the afternoon before Holy Thursday, 1680
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/14/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 10:16-23
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