Daybreak for February 21, 2024

  • Wednesday of the First Week of Lent
  • Commemoration of St. Peter Damian, 988-1072; joined the Benedictines, and became abbot; Pope Stephen IX made him cardinal-bishop of Ostia, where he battled simony, and encouraged his priests to observe celibacy and urged even the diocesan clergy to live together and maintain scheduled prayer and religious observance; upon his retirement, he continued to serve as a papal legate; on one such assignment in Ravenna, he was overcome with fever, and died with his monks gathered around him praying the Divine Office
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 2/21/24
  • Gospel: Luke 11:29-32