Daybreak for July 4, 2023

  • Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Independence Day in the U.S.
  • Optional Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Portugal, 1271-1336; given in marriage to Denis, King of Portugal, at the age of 12; practiced piety and charity; became a peacemaker between royal family members; after being widowed, she retired to a monastery of Poor Clares
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/4/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27
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