Daybreak for May 22, 2024

  • Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Rita of Cascia, 1381-1457; born in central Italy, and pressured to marry a harsh man; she bore and raised two sons; after her husband was killed in a brawl and her sons had died, she joined the Augustinian nuns in Cascia, where her austerity, prayerfulness, and charity became legendary; along with St. Jude, she is known as a saint of hopeless cases
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/22/24
  • Gospel: Mark 9:38-40