Daybreak for August 17, 2023

  • Thursday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Clare of Montefalco, 1268-1308; born in Montefalco, Italy; joined a convent of Franciscan tertiaries where her sister Joan was the abbess; when Joan died, Clare succeeded her; Clare was devoted to the Passion of Christ and His cross; when she died, an image of the Cross was found imprinted on her heart, and her body remained incorrupt
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/17/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 18:21-19:1