Daybreak for July 1, 2024

  • Monday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time
  • Optional Memorial of St. Junipero Serra, 1713-1784; born on Spain’s island of Mallorca, and joined the Franciscans; set out to convert native peoples in the New World; worked in central Mexico and the Baja Peninsula, and then traveled 900 miles north to set his first mission, San Diego; other missions followed; Junipero’s missionary life was a long battle with cold and hunger, with unsympathetic military commanders and even with danger of death from non-Christian native peoples–but he baptized over 6,000 people and confirmed 5,000; he gave the Native Americans the faith and a decent standard of living
  • Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 7/1/24
  • Gospel: Matthew 8:18-22