Daybreak for July 24, 2023

  • Monday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Sharbel Makhlouf, 1828-1898; raised by an uncle; at 23, he joined the Monastery of St. Maron at Annaya, Lebanon; Sharbel lived as a hermit from 1875 until his death; his reputation for holiness prompted people to seek him to receive a blessing and to be remembered in his prayers; assisted in administering sacraments at neighboring parishes, as needed; died the afternoon of Christmas Eve
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/24/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 12:38-42