Daybreak for August 18, 2023

  • Friday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Helena; mother of Emperor Constantine the Great; Helena’s husband divorced her, but Constantine remained faithful to his mother; when he became emperor, he returned her to the inner circle, and tasked her with locating relics of Christian tradition; she is credited with finding the True Cross; Helena died 330 A.D.
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/18/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 19:3-12