Daybreak for July 31, 2023

  • Monday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 1491-1556; during his recovery from war wounds, he read a life of Christ and lives of the saints, and was deeply touched; during his conversion, he began to write what would become “The Spiritual Exercises”; in 1534, Ignatius and six others began the Society of Jesus; Ignatius’ spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto, Ad majorem Dei gloriam—“for the greater glory of God”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/31/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 13:31-35