Daybreak for May 30, 2024

  • Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
  • Saint of the Day: St. Joan of Arc, 1412.1431; a pious peasant in medieval France; she believed that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its long-running war with England; she led a French army to Orleans, where they achieved a stunning victory; Joan was later captured by enemy forces, tried for witchcraft and burned at the stake at the age of 19; she is considered one of history’s greatest martyrs, and the patron saint of France
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 5/30/24
  • Gospel: Mark 10:46-52