Daybreak for January 31, 2024

  • Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
  • Memorial of St. John Bosco, 1815-1888; ordained in 1841; served as a chaplain in a hospice for working girls, and then opened the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales for boys; in 1854, he and his followers informally banded together, inspired by Saint Francis de Sales; in 1859 he and 17 men founded the Salesians; he later organized a group of Salesian sisters to assist girls
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/31/24
  • Gospel: Mark 6:1-6