Daybreak for August 14, 2023

  • Monday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, 1894-1941; Franciscan priest from a portion of Poland which is now part of Ukraine; founded the Militia of the Immaculata, and the magazine, “Knight of the Immaculata”; arrested by Nazis in 1939, and then released; arrested again in 1941, and was sent to a starvation bunker; a prisoner had escaped, and ten men were to die as punishment; St. Maximilian offered to replace one of those, who had a wife and family; St. Maximilian died by lethal injection
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/14/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 17:22-27