Daybreak for January 4, 2024

  • Eleventh Day of Christmas
  • Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774-1821; she was the “belle of New York” when she married William Magee Seton; they had five children when William died of tuberculosis; when she converted to the Catholic faith, many of her relatives and friends rejected her; to support her children, she opened a school in Baltimore, following the lines of a religious community; her many letters reveal her growing heroic sanctity; first American born citizen to be canonized a saint
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/4/24
  • Gospel: John 1:35-42