Daybreak for October 9, 2023

  • Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Denis and companions, martyrs; sent to Gaul from Rome, and was beheaded in the persecution of Emperor Valerius in 258; Denis is regarded as the first bishop of Paris; one legend has him carrying his own head–after his martyrdom–to a village northeast of Paris; he is the patron saint of France
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 10/9/23
  • Gospel: Luke 10:25-37