Daybreak for January 27, 2024

  • Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Angela Merici, 1474-1540; born in Italy; in a visionary experience, she felt called to found a “company” of women; at age 60, Angela and 12 other women began the Company of St. Ursula, constituting a new way of life–single women consecrated to Christ and living in the world rather than in a monastery, what today is called a “Secular Institute”; Angela died in Brescia, Italy, in 1540; in the early 1600s, Companies that had expanded into France were re-organized into the religious Order of St. Ursula, to teach girls
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/27/24
  • Gospel: Mark 4:35-41