Daybreak for August 7, 2023

  • Monday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Sixtus II; became pope in 257, and helped to heal the rift between Rome and Carthage over baptism; forbidden to hold services, he was martyred while preaching in the cemetery chapel in 258 A.D.
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/7/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
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