Daybreak for October 19, 2023

  • Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of Saints Isaac Jogue and Jean de Brébeuf and companions, the North American martyrs; Isaac Jogues and Jean de Brébeuf arrived in Quebed in 1636 to work among the Huron Indians; Jogues was captured by the Iroquois and escaped, but returned; in 1646 he was tomahawked and beheaded by a Mohawk war party; Jean de Brébeuf worked among the Hurons for 24 years, composing a catechism and a dictionary, and seeing 7,000 converted; he died after four hours of extreme torture by the Iroquois
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/19/23
  • Gospel: Luke 11:47-54