Daybreak for August 12, 2023

  • Saturday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, 1572-1641; after being widowed, she fell into depression at her family home; at the age of 32, she met St. Francis de Sales, who became her spiritual director; with him, she helped to found an order which would exemplify the virtues of Mary at the Visition–hence, their name, the Visitation Nuns; Jane Frances underwent great spiritual trials, and died while on a visit to convents of the community
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/12/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 17:14-20