Daybreak for October 17, 2023

  • Tuesday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch; born in Syria, converted to Christianity, and became bishop of Antioch; refused to apostasize under persecution of Emperor Trajan, and was sentenced to death in Rome; wrote seven letters during his journey to Rome, the final one to the Christians of Rome asking that they not try to prevent his martyrdom; died in Circus Maximus in 107 A.D.
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/17/23
  • Gospel: Luke 11:37-41