Daybreak for March 7, 2024

  • Thursday of the Third Week of Lent
  • Commemoration of Saints Perpetua and Felicity; lived in the Third and Fourth Centuries in Carthage, North Africa; Perpetua, 22, was a noblewoman with an infant son; she refused to deny her Christian faith; Felicity was a slavewoman and expectant mother; they and three companions were sent to the public games in the amphitheater; Perpetua and Felicity were beheaded, the others were killed by beasts in 203 A.D.; Perpetua’s diary ends the day before the games, and it was finished by an eyewitness
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 3/7/24
  • Gospel: Luke 11:14-23