Daybreak for October 11, 2023

  • Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of Pope St. John XXIII, 1881-1963; first born son of an Italian farming family; ordained in 1904; served as a stretcher-bearer in World War I; became a papal diplomat in 1925; named a cardinal and appointed patriarch of Venice in 1953; elected pope just a month shy of the age of 78; called the Second Vatican Council; most famous encyclicals were “Mother and Teacher” and “Peace on Earth”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/11/23
  • Gospel: Luke 11:1-4