Daybreak for January 6, 2024

  • Saturday before Epiphany
  • Optional Memorial of St. André Bessette, 1845-1937; entered the Congregation of Holy Cross at the age of 25, and was given the job of doorkeeper at Notre Dame College in Montreal, with additional duties as sacristan, laundry worker and messenger; spent most nights on his knees in prayer; when he heard that someone was ill, he visited the person to bring them cheer and pray with him, and word of healing powers began to spread; the Holy Cross Congregation bought land on Mount Royal for a chapel dedicated to St. Joseph; money ran out, and Brother André said, “Put a statue of Saint Joseph in the middle. If he wants a roof over his head, he’ll get it.”; It took 50 years for the chapel to be completed
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 1/6/24
  • Gospel: Mark 1:7-11
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