Daybreak for December 13, 2023

  • Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent
  • Memorial of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr; lived in Syracuse, and was martyred in the persecution of Christians in the early Fourth Century; legend has it that her mother arranged for her to marry a pagan, after she had promised her life to Christ; Lucy prayed to St. Agatha, who appeared to Lucy in a dream, said that Lucy’s mother would be cured of her illness, and Lucy used this to convince her mother to give the dowry money to the poor; but the rejected bridegroom betrayed Lucy’s faith to the governor, and she was executed
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/13/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 11:28-30
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