Daybreak for December 20, 2023

  • Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
  • Saint of the Day: St. Dominic of Silos, 1000-1073; Benedictine abbot who refused to surrender some of the order’s lands to the crown, so he was exiled to Castile; King Ferdinand I made him abbot of St. Sebastian Abbey at Silos, now called St. Dominic’s; Dominic reformed the abbey, built the cloisters in Romanesque style, and started a scriptorium that became famous; Dominic also rescued Christian slaves from the Moors, and was noted for miracles of healing
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/20/23
  • Gospel: Luke 1:26-38