Daybreak for January 24, 2024

  • Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. Francis de Sales, 1567-1622; studied for law, but was ordained a priest and elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, then a center for the Calvinists, whom Francis attempted–with considerable success–to convert; he preached and distributed little pamphlets explaining true Catholic doctrine; he became bishop of Geneva at 35, still preaching, hearing confessions, and catechizing children; wrote “Introduction to the Devout Life” and “A Treatise on the Love of God”; assisted St. Jane Frances de Chantal in establishing the Sisters of the Visitation
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/24/24
  • Gospel: Mark 4:1-20