Daybreak for September 23, 2023

  • Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, aka Padre Pio, 1887-1968; grew up in a family of farmers in southern Italy; joined the Capuchins at age 15; ordained in 1910; in 1918, after mass, he received a vision of Jesus; after the vision, he had the stigmata on his hands, feet, and side; busloads of people came to see him, and he heard confessions for up to ten hours per day; many penitents said that Padre Pio knew details of their lives which they had not mentioned
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/23/23
  • Gospel: Luke 8:4-15