Daybreak for August 8, 2023

  • Tuesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Dominic, 1170-1221; born in Old Castile, Spain, and was prepared for priesthood by a priest-uncle; on a journey through France with his bishop, he came face-to-face with the Albigensian heresy, which held that all matter was evil, thus denying the Incarnation and the sacraments; Dominic led a preaching crusade against Albigensianism; he and his fellow preachers eventually formed a community, and the Order of Preachers–the Dominicans–began in 1215
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 8/8/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 14:22-36