Daybreak for September 9, 2023

  • Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Peter Claver, 1581-1654; left his native Spain for the New World, and became a “slave to the slaves”; as soon as a slave ship entered the port, Peter Claver moved into its infested hold to minister to the ill-treated and exhausted passengers; in his 40 years of ministry, he is believed to have baptized 300,000 slaves
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/9/23
  • Gospel: Luke 6:1-5