Daybreak for January 18, 2024

  • Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Margaret of Hungary, 1242-1271; daughter of King Bela IV; became a Dominican novice at 12; though a princess, she objected to any special treatment and went out of her way to perform the most menial tasks for the poor and sick; her labors, prayers, and fasting brought on the fatigue from which she died
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/18/24
  • Gospel: Mark 3:7-12