Daybreak for August 21, 2023

  • Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of Pope St. Pius X, 1835-1914; born of a poor Italian family; one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest popes; ended the supposed right of governments to interfere with papal elections; denounced the ill treatment of indigenous peoples on the plantations of Peru; foresaw World War I, which began just before his death; best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/21/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 19:16-22