Daybreak for May 16, 2024

  • Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter
  • Saint of the Day: St. Simon Stock; as a young man, he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land where he joined a group of Carmelites with whom he later returned to Europe; he founded many Carmelite communities, especially in university towns, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Paris, and Bologna; he was elected superior-general of the order in 1254; earlier, in 1251, received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who held a brown scapular in one hand, and said, “He who dies clothed with this habit shall be preserved from eternal fire”
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/16/24
  • Gospel: John 17:20-26