Daybreak for May 27, 2024

  • Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Memorial Day in the U.S.
  • Optional Memorial of St. Augustine of Canterbury; traveled from Rome to England to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons; King Ethelbert set up a residence for Augustine and his monks in Canterbury, and was, himself, baptized a year later; Augustine heeded the missionary principles given him by Pope Gregory–purify rather than destroy pagan temples and customs, let pagan rites and festivals be transformed into Christian feasts, and retain local customs as far as possible; Augustine is known as the “Apostle of England.” He died in 605
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/27/24
  • Gospel: Mark 10:17-27