Daybreak for December 16, 2023

  • Saturday of the Second Week of Advent
  • Saint of the Day: St. Adelaide, 932-999; entered an arranged marriage at about 15 to Lothair of Italy; when Lothair died, his successor tried to force Adelaide to marry his son; she appealed to Otto of Germany, who conquered Italy and married Adelaide; the two became rulers of the Holy Roman Empire; after Otto’s death, Adelaide established many monasteries and churches; she died at the convent at Seltz, which she founded
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/16/23
  • Gospel: Matthew 17:9-13