Daybreak for January 23, 2024

  • Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Marianne Cope, 1838-1918; born in Germany, came to the United States two years later with her family, and settled in Utica, New York; she worked in a factory until 1862, and then joined the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis in Syracuse, New York; in 1883, Mother Marianne and six other sisters left for Hawaii where they took charge of the Kakaako Receiving Station outside Honolulu; on the island of Maui they also opened a hospital and a school for girls; in 1888, she and two sisters went to Molokai and opened a home for women and girls; she took charge of the home that Saint Damien de Veuster had established for men and boys; she changed life on Molokai by introducing cleanliness, pride, and fun to the colony
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/23/24
  • Gospel: Mark 3:31-35