Daybreak for January 5, 2024

  • Twelfth Day of Christmas
  • Memorial of St. John Neumann, 1811-1860; born in what is now the Czech Republic, came to New York at 25, was ordained a priest, and joined the Redemptorists; at 41, as bishop of Philadelphia, he organized the parochial school system into a diocesan one, attracting teaching communities of sisters and the Christian Brothers to the city; first American bishop to be beatified; canonized in 1977
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/5/24
  • Gospel: John 1:43-51