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<March 31, 2021>

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.4

Daily Devotional: St. Joseph Gift of the Holy Spirit: Courage, Fortitude—firm resolution to pursue holiness despite obstacles. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we all fulfill our duty by living our vocation. May all Christians share the vocation of beatitude. Jesus: Jesus served the poor, the sick, the sinners. May we imitate Him in our eagerness to serve others.
Glorious Characteristic: Agility—we will have complete freedom of movement, our souls will direct our bodies without hindrance. (Luke 24:15,31,36) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Be patient with those in error. Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the sick. Sacrament: Marriage Commandment:
  1. You shall not commit adultery.
Thought for the Day: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” — St. Francis. Let your actions depict the beatitudes.

Today’s Reading

Wednesday of Holy Week

Matthew 26:14-25

In today’s gospel, we look at the person of Judas Iscariot. It begins with his discussion with the chief priests about the price Judas can get for the betrayal of Jesus. This runs along the theme presented in John’s gospel that Judas is a thief. Money was of great importance to him. After his decision to hand Jesus over, he is watching for the best opportunity to do that.
We move to the scene at the Last Supper. Jesus reveals that one of His own will betray Him. There is a brisk flurry of discussion that culminates in the identification of Judas to both Peter and John. Judas denies his culpability in front of all. Jesus does not call him out on his denial. He simply says, “YOU have said so.” Then he is dismissed by the Lord.
We should learn from this. Look at yourself. Do you possess any of the qualities of Judas? Can you repent and pray for help to change. Our thinking patterns need changed oftentimes. And that can be an arduous task. But always remember, “Nothing is impossible for God.”

An original writing https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mt+26%3A14-25&version=NABRE

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We could find no better way to describe the purpose of Daily Beatitude than the Prologue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1:

God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.


We are called to live in beatitude. This contemplation is one designed to help us incorporate the beatitudes into our day. This work is not one of absolutes. It is just one way to incorporate the countenance of Jesus into each day. It is not the only way. View our rationale.

Each day a different beatitude is presented with several points of focus that provide meditation. An additional reading is included daily related to the beatitude or one of the points of focus. All readings are archived for your convenience.