Daybreak for May 17, 2024

  • Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
  • Saint of the Day: St. Paschal Baylon, 1540-1592; worked as a shepherd for his father, performed miracles, and was distinguished for his austerity, and taught himself to read; became a Franciscan lay brother in 1564; he practiced rigorous asceticism and displayed a deep love for the Blessed Sacrament, so much so that while on a mission to France, he defended the doctrine of the Real Presence against a Calvinist preacher; Paschal died at a friary in Villareal
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/17/24
  • Gospel: John 21:15-19