The Background of Jesus

January

Day 1/January 1 – St. Luke introduces his purpose in writing his Gospel of Jesus – Lk 1:1-4

Day 2/January 2 – St. John provides an overview of the Life of Jesus – Jn 1:1-18

Day 3/January 3 – St. Matthew’s human geneology of Jesus – Mt 1:1-17

Day 4/January 4 – St. Luke’s human geneology of Jesus – Lk 3:23-38

Day 5/January 5 – The stunning Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Lk 1:26-38

Day 6/January 6 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mt 1:1-16, 18-23

Jesus is conceived and St. John the Baptist’s early years (6 B.C. – A.D. 25)

Day 7/January 7 – The Archangel Gabriel announces the birth of St. John the Baptist – Lk 1:5-25

Day 8/January 8 – The Archangel Gabriel’s Annunciation of the birth of Jesus to the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity of the Annunciation : March 25 – Lk 1:26-38

Day 9/January 9 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth – Feast: May 31 – Lk 1:39-45

Day 10/January 10 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15 – Lk 1:39-56

Day 11/January 11 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Feast: December 12 – Lk 1:39-47

 Day 12/January 12 – Jesus inspires the Blessed Virgin Mary to proclaim the Magnificat – Lk 1:46-56

Day 13/January 13 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael – September 29 – Jn 1:47-51

Day 14/January 14 – The Birth of St. John the Baptist – Solemnity: June 24 – Lk 1:57-66

Day 15/January 15 – Zechariah prophesizes of the greatness of John the Baptist and the salvation of Jesus Christ  – Lk 1:67-79

Jesus is born and lives His early life (6 B.C. – A.D. 25)

Day 16/January 16 – St. Joseph gives his fiat to lead the Holy Family – Mt 1:18-25

Day 17/January 17 – Jesus the Son of God is born in Bethlehem – Lk 2:1-14

Day 18/January 18 – The Shepherds worship the baby Jesus – Lk 2:15-20

Day 19/January 19 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family – Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

Day 20/January 20 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God – Solemnity: January 1 – Lk 2:16-21

Day 21/January 21 – The Circumcision and Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (I) – Simeon’s Nunc Dimittis – Feast: February 2 – Lk 2:22-35

Day 22/January 22 – The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (2) – Anna glorifies Jesus – Lk 2:36-40

Day 23/January 23 – The Epiphany of the Lord Jesus Christ – Mt 2:1-12

Day 24/January 24 – Herod murders the Holy Innocents and the Holy Family escapes to Egypt – Mt 2:13-18

Day 25/January 25 – St. Joseph leads the Holy Family from Egypt to Nazareth – Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

Day 26/January 26 – Jesus goes to His Almighty Father in the Temple at age 12 – Lk 2:41-52

Day 27/January 27 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Lk 2:41-51

Day 28/January 28 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast: March 19 – Lk 2:41-51

St. John the Baptist’s announcement of Jesus Christ (A.D. 26-27)

Day 29/January 29 – St. John the Baptist announces the coming of the Messiah and offers dire warnings – Lk 3:1-9

Day 30/January 30 – St. John the Baptist calls men to repent, seek holiness and prepare for Messiah’s judgment – Lk 3:10-18

Day 31/January 31- Jesus is baptized by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan – Mt 3:13-17

February

Day 32/February 1 – Jesus battles and conquers Satan in the Temptation – Mt 4:1-11

Day 33/February 2 – St. John the Baptist proclaims his mission is to announce the hidden Messiah – Jn 1:19-28

Day 34/February 3 – St. John the Baptist reveals Jesus is the Lamb of God and the Son of God – Jn 1:29-34

Jesus begins His public ministry (A.D. 26-27)

Day 35/February 4 – Jesus calls Simon-Peter, Andrew and John to be disciples – Jn 1:35-42

Day 36/February 5 – Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael (Bartholomew) to be disciples – Jn 1:43-51

Day 37/February 6 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Bartholomew – August 24 – Jn 1:45-51

Day 38/February 7 – Jesus changes water into wine at The Wedding at Cana – Jn 2:1-11

Day 39/February 8 – Jesus violently clears the Temple of sacrilegious merchants and money-traders for the first time – Jn 2:13-25

Day 40/February 9 – Jesus teaches Nicodemus that every man must be reborn in the Spirit – Jn 3:1-8

Day 41/February 10 – Jesus cryptically reveals to Nicodemus that He is the Son of Man who will be crucified – Jn 3:7b-15

Day 42/February 11 – Jesus reveals the love of the Almighty Father to Nicodemus and warns of condemnation of those who persist in evil – Jn 3:16-21

Day 43/February 12 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – September 14 – Jn 3:13-17

Day 44/February 13 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – Jn 3:16-18

Day 45/February 14 – St. John the Baptist reveals Jesus is the Bridegroom – Jn 3:22-30

Day 46/February 15 – St. John the Baptist confirms Jesus is the Son of God – Jn 3:31-36

Day 47/Febuary 16 – Jesus reveals His Divine Identity to the Samaritan woman at the well- Jn 4:5-42

Jesus launches His ministry in Galilee (Fall, A.D. 27 – Spring A.D. 29)

Jesus is opposed in Nazareth and moves to Capernaum

Day 48/February 17 – Jesus miraculously heals the Official’s son from afar – Jn 4:43-54

Day 49/February 18 – The people of Nazareth attempt to kill Jesus – Lk 4:16-30

Day 50/February 19 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Chrism Mass – Holy Thursday – Lk 4:16-21

Day 51/February 20 – Jesus fulfills prophecy by establishing His base of evangelization in Galilee – Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

Day 52/February 21 – Jesus awes Simon-Peter with a miraculous catch of fish – Lk 5:1-11

Day 53/February 22 – Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James and John to be disciples – Mk 1:14-20

Day 54/February 23 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Andrew – November 30 – Mt 4:18-22

Day 55/February 24 – Jesus heals a demoniac on the Sabbath – Mk 1:21-28

Day 56/February 25 – Jesus miraculously heals Simon’s mother-in-law and many others – Mk 1:29-39

Day 57/February 26 – Jesus miraculously cleanses a man with leprosy – Mk 1:40-45

Day 58/February 27 – Jesus miraculously heals a paralyzed man – Mk 2:1-12

March

Day 59/February 28 – Jesus calls Matthew to be His disciple and eats with tax-collectors – Mt 9:9-13

Day 60/March 1 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Matthew – September 21 – Mt 9:9-13

Day 61/March 2 – Jesus calls men to radical conversion in Him – Mk 2:18-22

Jesus’s truth about the Sabbath leads to conflict and the Jews plot against Him

Day 62/March 3 – Jesus heals an invalid on the Sabbath and the Jews plot to kill Him – Jn 5:1-16

Day 63/March 4 – Jesus reveals the Almighty Father and proclaims His own divinity – Jn 5:17-30

Day 64/March 5 – Jesus confirms His divine authority and denounces those who seek to kill Him- Jn 5:31-47

Day 65/March 6 – Jesus aggressively responds to the Pharisees’ attacks about the Sabbath – Mt 12:1-8

Day 66/March 7 – Jesus miraculously heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath and infuriates the Pharisees – Lk 6:6-11

Day 67/March 8 – Jesus thwarts attempts to kill Him and miraculously heals multitudes in the countryside – Mk 3:7-12

Day 68/March 9 – Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy of His evangelization of the Gentiles – Mt 12:14-21

Jesus appoints 12 Apostles and reveals the Sermon on the Mount

Day 69/March 10 – Jesus is guided by the Almighty Father and appoints His 12 Apostles – Mk 3:13-19

Day 70/March 11 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude – October 28 – Lk 6:12-16

Day 71/March 12 – The Sermon on the Mount (1 of 17) – Jesus promises happiness in The Beatitudes – Mt 5:1-122

Day 72/March 13 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints – November 1 – Mt 5:1-12a

Day 73/March 14 – The Sermon on the Mount (2 of 17) – Jesus commands men to perform good works and to be zealous evangelists – Mt 5:13-16

Day 74/March 15 – The Sermon on the Mount (3 of 17) – Jesus reveals He is perfect and warns men of the necessity of righteousness – Mt 5:17-19

Day 75/March 16 – The Sermon on the Mount (4 of 17) – Jesus commands men to avoid unrighteous anger and warns of the fires of Hell – Mt 5:20-26

Day 76/March 17 – The Sermon on the Mount (5 of 17) – Jesus condemns lust, divorce and adultery and warns of the fires of Hell – Mt 5:27-32

Day 77/March 18 – The Sermon on the Mount (6 of 17) – Jesus commands men to be honest and reveals lying comes from the Evil One – Mt 5:33-37

Day 78/March 19 – The Sermon on the Mount (7 of 17) – Jesus calls men to endure injustice and be generous – Mt 5:38-42

Day 79/March 20 – The Sermon on the Mount (8 of 17) – Jesus commands men to love even their enemies so they might strive to be perfect like the Heavenly Father – Mt 5:43-48

 Day 80/March 21 – The Sermon on the Mount (9 of 17) – Jesus instructs on proper prayer, almsgiving and fasting – Mt 6:1-6; 16-18

Day 81/March 22 – The Sermon on the Mount (10 of 17) – Jesus reveals the stunning truth of the Almighty Father in the Lord’s Prayer – Mt 6:7-15

Day 82/March 23 – The Sermon on the Mount (11 of 17) – Jesus instructs men to seek Heaven and maintain custody of the eyes – Mt 6:19-23

Day 83/March 24 – The Sermon on the Mount (12 of 17) – Jesus urges men to only serve God and trust in Him to overcome anxiety – Mt 6:24-34

Day 84/March 25 – The Sermon on the Mount (13 of 17) – Jesus warns against judgment of others and to strive for personal holiness – Mt 7:1-5

Day 85/March 26 – The Sermon on the Mount (14 of 17) – Jesus confirms the Almighty Father answers those who persist in prayer – Mt 7:7-12

Day 86/March 27 – The Sermon on the Mount (15 of 17) – Jesus instructs to not evangelize the evil and warns that many are damned – Mt 7:6; 12-14

Day 87/March 28 – The Sermon on the Mount (16 of 17) – Jesus warns to reject false prophets whom God will destroy – Mt 7:15-20

Day 88/March 29 – The Sermon on the Mount (17 of 17) – Jesus reveals false Christians and evildoers face destruction – Mt 7:21-29

Jesus reveals the Sermon on the Plain

Day 89/March 30 – The Sermon on the Plain (1 of 5) – Jesus appoints His Apostles and miraculously heals a great multitude prior to the Sermon on the Plain – Lk 6:12-19

April

Day 90/March 31 – The Sermon on the Plain (2 of 5) – Jesus promises happiness to the righteous and warns of woes to the unrighteous – Lk 6:17, 20-26

Day 91/April 1 – The Sermon on the Plain (3 of 5) – Jesus promises great rewards to those who love their enemies – Lk 6:27-38

Day 92/April 2 – The Sermon on the Plain (4 of 5) – Jesus reveals the absurdity of condemning others – Lk 6:39-42

Day 93/April 3 – The Sermon on the Plain (5 of 5) – Jesus promises reward for the fruitful and damnation of the evil – Lk 6:43-49

Jesus performs spectacular miracles and draws huge crowds

Day 94/April 4 – Jesus miraculously heals the humble and faithful Centurion’s slave – Lk 7:1-10

Day 95/April 5 – Jesus raises the widow of Nain’s dead son to life – Lk 7:11-17

Day 96/April 6 – Jesus confirms He is the Messiah to comfort the imprisoned St. John the Baptist – Lk 7:18b-23

Day 97/April 7 – Jesus reveals the astounding greatness of St. John the Baptist – Lk 7:24-30

Day 98/April 8 – Jesus sternly rebukes those who reject Him and St. John the Baptist – Lk 7:31-35

Day 99/April 9 – Jesus harshly rebukes several unrepentant cities – Mt 11:20-24

Day 100/April 10 – Jesus publicly reveals He is the Son of the Father and the only source of salvation – Mt 11:25-27

Day 101/April 11 – Jesus promises to help His disciples carry their life burdens – Mt 11:28-30

Day 102/April 12 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Mt 11:25-30

Day 103/April 13- Jesus forgives the sinful woman and admonishes a disbelieving Pharisee – Lk 7:36-50

Jesus is publicly rejected by the Jewish leadership for the first time

Day 104/April 14 – Jesus leads the Apostles and upholds the dignity of women – Lk 8:1-3

Day 105/April 15 – Jesus embarrasses some devious scribes for their blasphemous accusations – Mk 3:20-35

Day 106/April 16 – Jesus calls some adulterous and evil and mysteriously proclaims His greatness – Mt 12:38-42

Day 107/April 17 – Jesus confirms the fraternity of faith and exalts the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mk 3:31-35

Jesus reveals secrets of the Kingdom of God in parables

Day 108/April 18 – Jesus reveals how men become truly fruitful in the Parable of the Sower – Mt 13:1-9

Day 109/April 19 – Jesus reveals the mysterious power of His parables – Mt 13:10-17

Day 110/April 20 – Jesus privately reveals the meaning of the Parable of the Sower to His disciples – Mt 13:18-23

Day 111/April 21 – Jesus reveals the mysterious reality of the Kingdom of God in parables – Mk 4:26-34

Day 112/April 22 – Jesus cryptically reveals the reality of the Spiritual Combat in the Parable of the Weeds – Mt 13:24-30

Day 113/April 23 – Jesus teaches about the Kingdom in the Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven – Mt 13:31-35

Day 114/April 24 – Jesus reveals the reality of the Spiritual Combat and the Four Last Things – Mt 13:36-43

Day 115/April 25 – Jesus reveals that men must put the pursuit of Heaven above all else – Mt 13:44-46

Day 116/April 26 – Jesus reveals the sobering reality of the Judgment in the Parable of the Dragnet – Mt 13:47-53

Jesus forms the Apostles and performs astounding miracles

Day 117/April 27 – Jesus miraculously saves the Apostles from drowning by calming a deathly storm on the Sea of Galilee – Mk 4:35-41

Day 118/April 28 – Jesus casts out a legion of demons from a possessed man in Gerasene – Mk 5:1-20

Day 119/April 29 – Jesus heals a bleeding woman and raises a little girl from the dead – Mk 5:21-43

May

Day 120/April 30 – Jesus miraculously restores sight to two blind men – Mt 9:27-31

Day 121/May 1 – Jesus casts out a demon from a mute man and gives him the ability to speak – Mt 9:32-38

Day 122/May 2 – Jesus is again rejected in His hometown of Nazareth – Mt 13:54-58

Day 123/May 3 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker – May 1 – Mt 13:54-58

Jesus expands His ministry throughout Galilee (Spring/Summer A.D. 29)

Jesus commissions and sends the Apostles to evangelize

Day 124/May 4 – The Missionary Sermon (1 of 5) – Jesus calls His 12 Apostles to the mission to evangelize – Mt 10:1-7

Day 125/May 5 – The Missionary Sermon (2 of 5) – Jesus gives precise instructions for how the Apostles are to evangelize – Mt 10:7-15

Day 126//May 6 – The Missionary Sermon (3 of 5) – Jesus promises to supernaturally strengthen the Apostles when they are persecuted – Mt 10:16-23

Day 127/May 7 – The Missionary Sermon (4 of 5) – Jesus urges the Apostles to have faith and soberly warns them not deny Him – Mt 10:24-33

Day 128/May 8 – The Missionary Sermon (5 of 5) – Jesus confirms His men must sacrifice and suffer the Cross to receive their reward – Mt 10:34-11:1

Day 129/May 9 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen – December 26 – Mt 10:17-22

Day 130/May 10- St. John the Baptist is beheaded by the evil Herod for defending the sanctity of marriage – Feast: August 29 – Mk 6:14-29

Jesus reveals the Eucharist in the Bread of Life Sermon

Day 131/May 11 – Jesus seeks rest but is followed by a desperate crowd – Mk 6:30-34

Day 132/May 12 – Jesus miraculously Feeds the 5000 – Mt 14:13-21

Day 133/May 13 – Jesus walks on the water of the Sea of Galilee and saves Peter from drowning – Mt 14:22-36

Day 134/May 14- Jesus heals a multitude at Gennesaret – Mk 6:53-56

Day 135/May 15 – Discourse on the Bread of Life (1 of 6) – Jesus rebukes sign-seekers and calls men to believe in Him – Jn 6:22-29

Day 136/May 16- Discourse on the Bread of Life (2 of 6) – Jesus reveals that He is the Bread of Life – Jn 6:30-35

Day 137/May 17 – Discourse on the Bread of Life (3 of 6) – Jesus promises He will give eternal life to those who believe in Him and rebukes non-believers – Jn 6:35-43

Day 138/May 18 – Discourse on the Bread of Life (4 of 6) – Jesus confirms He is the Son of God the Father – Jn 6:44-51

Day 139/May 19 – Discourse on the Bread of Life (5 of 6) – Jesus reveals the reality of His Real Presence in the Eucharist – Jn 6:52-59

Day 140/May 20- Discourse on the Bread of Life (6 of 6) – Many disciples abandon Jesus and He cryptically warns the Apostles of Judas’ coming betrayal – Jn 6:60-71

Day 141/May 21 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Corpus Christi – Jn 6:52-58

Day 142/May 22 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Commemoration of All Souls – November 2 – Jn 6:37-40

Jesus publicly admonishes the Pharisees, Sadduccees and Herodians

Day 143/May 23 – Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for their false religious rituals and greed – Mk 7:1-13

Day 144/May 24 – Jesus rejects false food rituals and reveals evil acts result from evil hearts – Mk 7:14-23

 Day 145/May 25 – Jesus tests a Gentile woman’s faith and casts a demon out of her daughter – Mt 15:21-28

Day 146/May 26 – Jesus miraculously heals a deaf mute – Mk 7:31-37

Day 147/May 27 – Jesus miraculously Feeds the 4000 – Mk 8:1-10

Day 148/May 28 – Jesus rejects the Pharisees’ demand for another sign – Mk 8:11-13

Day 149/May 29 – Jesus rebukes the disciples’ lack of understanding – Mk 8:14-21

Day 150/May 30 – Jesus miraculously heals a blind man in Bethsaida – Mk 8:22-26

Jesus spectacularly confirms He is the Messiah to the Apostles

June

Day 151/May 31 – Jesus confirms He is the Messiah and grants Simon-Peter headship of His Church – Mt 16:13-20

Day 152/June 1 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul – June 29 – Mt 16:13-19

Day 153/June 2 – Jesus reveals shocking details of His coming Passion for the first time – Mt 16:21-27

Day 154/June 3 – Jesus confirms His men must sacrifice and that all men will face the consequences of their lives – Mt 16:24-28

Day 155/June 4 – Jesus is supernaturally transfigured and the Trinity is revealed – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – August 6 – Lk 9:28b-36

Day 156/June 5 – Jesus predicts His Passion and reveals that St. John the Baptist is the new Elijah – Mt 17:9-13

Jesus gives direction to His Disciples about their duties to others

Day 157/June 6 – Jesus rebukes the disciples’ lack of faith and casts a demon out of a possessed boy – Mk 9:14-29

Day 158/June 7- Jesus reveals the horrible details of His coming Passion for the second time – Lk 9:43b-45

Day 159/June 8 – Jesus confirms He is the Divine King and His followers are adopted sons of God – Mt 17:22-27

Day 160/June 9- Jesus rebukes the disciples and reveals that selfless service is true greatness – Mk 9:30-37

Day 161/June 10 – Jesus instructs St. John to not reject those whose faith in Him is incomplete – Mk 9:38-40

Day 162/June 11 – Jesus reveals the horrific punishment for those who cause others to sin and calls disciples to drastic action to avoid sin – Mk 9:41-50

Day 163/June 12 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of The Holy Guardian Angels – October 2 – Mt 18:1-5, 10

Day 164/June 13 – Jesus warns of the necessity of forgiveness and the horrible consequences for those who refuse to forgive in the Parable of the Unmerciful Slave- Mt 18:21-19:1

Jesus travels to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles

Day 165/June 14 – Jesus rebukes Sts. James and John for desiring to destroy an inhospitable Samaritan village – Lk 9:51-56

Day 166/June 15 – Jesus reveals that only those with complete commitment to Him are fit for His Kingdom – Lk 9:57-62

Jesus focuses His ministry on Judea (Summer-Fall A.D. 29)

Jesus causes turmoil during the Feast of the Tabernacles

Day 167/June 16- Jesus cryptically reveals His Divinity and mysteriously escapes the attempt to arrest Him at the Feast of the Tabernacles – Jn 7:1-36

Day 168/June 17 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Pentecost – Jn 7:37-39

Day 169/June 18 – Jesus awes some and confuses others, thwarting the Jewish leadership’s attempt to arrest Him – Jn 7:40-53

Day 170/June 19 – Jesus defends and forgives the repentant woman caught in adultery – Jn 8:1-11

Day 171/June 20 – Jesus cryptically reveals His Divinity and reveals the evil of the Pharisees – Jn 8:12-20

Day 172/June 21 – Jesus again reveals His Divinity and warns those who disbelief that they will die in their sin – Jn 8:21-30

Day 173/June 22 – Jesus reveals His disciples will be saved and condemns the Satan-inspired murderous Jews – Jn 8:31-50

Day 174/June 23 – Jesus reveals He is the Son of God and thwarts the Jews’ attempts to stone Him to death – Jn 8:51-59

Day 175/June 24 – Jesus heals a man born blind and proclaims He has come to judge men – Jn 9:1-41

Jesus privately teaches His disciples about service and prayer

Day 176/June 25 – Jesus reveals He is the Good Shepherd, condemns false shepherds and promises life to His disciples – Jn 10:1-10

Day 177/June 26 – Jesus confirms He has been given exclusive authority and power from God the Father to build the Church – Jn 10:11-21

Jesus confronts the Jew’s disbelief

Day 178/June 27 – Jesus confronts the Jews’ disbelief and confirms they are powerless to stop the Father’s plan – Jn 10:22-30

Day 179/June 28 – Jesus condemns the Jews’ murderous desires and escapes their attempt to stone Him to death – Jn 10:31-42

Jesus commissions 70 disciples and teaches about charity

July

Day 180/June 29 – Jesus instructs and sends 70 men to announce His Gospel – Lk 10:1-12

Day 181/June 30 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Luke – October 18 – Lk 10:1-9

Day 182/July 1 – Jesus pronounces judgment and condemnation upon unrepentant cities who reject Him – Lk 10:13-16

Day 183/July 2 – Jesus rejoices and thanks His Almighty Father at the return of His 70 men – Lk 10:17-24

Day 184/July 3 – Jesus calls men to heroic charity in the Parable of the Good Samaritan – Lk 10:25-37

Day 185/July 4 – Jesus rebukes Martha’s distraction and praises Mary’s devotion to Him – Lk 10:38-42

Day 186/July 5- The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus – July 29 – Lk 10:38-43

Day 187/July 6 – Jesus reveals the Lord’s Prayer and confirms the need to persevere in prayer – Lk 11:1-13

Jesus again confronts the Pharisees and lawyers

Day 188/July 7 – Jesus casts out a mute man’s demon and rebukes those who accuse Him of supporting Satan – Lk 11:14-26

Day 189/July 8 – Jesus exalts those who hear and keep God’s word – Lk 11:27-28

Day 190/July 9- The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 14 – Lk 11:27-28

Day 191/July 10 – Jesus severely admonishes a crowd and reveals His greatness – Lk 11:29-32

Day 192/July 11 – Jesus ridicules the Pharisees for their ignorance and foolish hand-washing rituals – Lk 11:33-41

Day 193/July 12 – Jesus pronounces woes on the Pharisees for their grave sins of injustice and pride – Lk 11:42-46

Day 194/July 13 – Jesus proclaims woes on Pharisees and lawyers for their murderous intent and for hiding the truth from the people – Lk 11:47-54

Day 195/July 14 – Jesus preaches to a multitude, warning of the Pharisees’ hypocrisy and God’s coming judgment – Lk 12:1-7

Day 196/July 15 – Jesus warns a multitude He will deny those who deny Him and urges them to rely on the Holy Spirit – Lk 12:8-12

Day 197/July 16 – Jesus warns of the dangers of relying on riches in the Parable of the Rich Fool – Lk 12:13-21

Day 198/July 17 – Jesus urges men to always be ready for Judgment in the Parable of the Watchful Slave – Lk 12:35-38

Day 199/July 18 – Jesus commands men to be good stewards in the Parable of the Faithful and Unfaithful Slave – Lk 12:39-48

Day 200/July 19 – Jesus reveals He has come to force men to choose and divisions and conflict will occur – Lk 12:49-53

Day 201/July 20 – Jesus confronts the multitude to focus on the reality of His Gospel and reconcile with each other – Lk 12:54-59

Day 202/July 21 – Jesus reveals men must repent or perish in the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree – Lk 13:1-9

Day 203/July 22 – Jesus heals a severely crippled woman on the Sabbath and harshly rebukes and shames those who oppose Him – Lk 13:10-17

Day 204/July 23 – Jesus reveals the unstoppable power of the Kingdom of God in the Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven – Lk 13:18-21

Jesus evangelizes in Perea (Winter-Spring – A.D. 30)

Jesus instructs His disciples on the moral life

Day 205/July 24 – Jesus warns of great difficulty of being received into Heaven through the Narrow Door – Lk 13:22-30

Day 206/July 25 – Jesus is undeterred by Herod’s death threats and laments the forsaken house of Jerusalem – Lk 13:31-35

Day 207/July 26 – Jesus heals a man with deadly dropsy on the Sabbath and confronts the Pharisees – Lk 14:1-6

Day 208/July 27 – Jesus warns of the deadly sin of pride and urges men to be humble – Lk 14:1; 7-11

Day 209/July 28 – Jesus urges men to be hospitable to those who suffer and promises a great reward – Lk 14:12-14

Day 210/July 29 – Jesus reveals that many will not enter Heaven in the Parable of the Great Banquet – Lk 14:15-24

August

Day 211/July 30 – Jesus confirms the astounding absolute commitment He requires of His disciples – Lk 14:25-33

Day 212/July 31 – Jesus reveals God’s tireless pursuit of lost souls in the Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin – Lk 15:1-10

Day 213/August 1 – Jesus reveals the astonishing Divine Mercy of the Almighty Father upon the repentant in the Parable of the Prodigal Son – Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

Day 214/August 2 – Jesus condemns thievery and urges preparedness in the Parable of the Dishonest Steward – Lk 16:1-8

Day 215/August 3 – Jesus calls disciples to be truthful in worldly things to prepare to receive heavenly blessings – Lk 16:9-15

Day 216/August 4 – Jesus calls men to grow in holiness by vigorously engaging in the Spiritual Combat – Mt 11:11-15

Day 217/August 5 – Jesus warns of eternal damnation for the lack of charity in the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus – Lk 16:19-31

Day 218/August 6 – Jesus warns of the horrific punishment of those who lead others to sin and calls men to faith and forgiveness – Lk 17:1-6

Day 219/August 7 – Jesus commands men to zealously and humbly do their duty with no expectation of reward – Lk 17:7-10

Day 220/August 08 – Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead – Jn 11:1-45

Day 221/August 09 – Jesus withdraws from Jerusalem until the Passover to avoid the Jewish leadership’s plan to kill Him – Jn 11:45-56

Jesus teaches the Apostles on the journey to His Passion in Jerusalem

Day 222/August 10 – Jesus cleanses 10 lepers but offers eternal salvation only to one grateful leper – Lk 17:11-19

Day 223/August 11 – Jesus reveals His Second Coming will be unavoidably obvious to all men – Lk 17:20-25

Day 224/August 12 – Jesus warns of the turmoil and destruction of His Second Coming and protection of the faithful – Lk 17:26-37

Day 225/August 13 – Jesus urges men to fight for justice in the Parable of the Widow and the Unrighteous Judge – Lk 18:1-8

Day 226/August 14 – Jesus condemns the judging of others and urges every man to recognize his sinfulness in the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector – Lk 18:9-14

Day 227/August 15 – Jesus corrects longstanding Jewish acceptance of divorce and confirms those who divorce and remarry are adulterers – Mt 19:3-12

Day 228/August 16 – Jesus rebukes the disciples for attempting to block the bringing of children to Him – Mk 10:13-16

Day 229/August 17 – Jesus calls but the Rich Young Man refuses to follow – Mt 19:16-22

Day 230/August 18 – Jesus reveals those committed to Him will be received into Heaven and the uncommitted will not – Mt 19:23-30

Day 231/August 19- Jesus calls men to fruitfulness and the mysterious generosity of God in the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard – Mt 20:1-16

Day 232/August 20 – Jesus gives a third prediction of His coming Passion and warns of the great sin of pride – Mk 10:32-45

Day 233/August 21 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. James – July 25 – Mt 20:20-28

Day 234/August 22 – Jesus miraculously gives the faithful and persistent Bartimeaus sight – Mk 10:46-52

Day 235/August 23 – Jesus calls Zaccheus and he repents, makes reparations and is saved – Lk 19:1-10

Day 236/August 24 – Jesus calls men to extraordinary fruitfulness and warns of eternal punishment for the unfruitful in the Parable of the 10 Pounds – Lk 19:11-28

Day 237/August 25 – Jesus defends Mary when Judas attacks her for anointing Jesus with costly oil – Jn 12:1-11

Jesus enters Jerusalem as a King at Passover (Sunday-Tuesday a.m – Spring A.D. 30)

Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem

Day 238/August 26 – Jesus makes a triumphal entry as a king into Jerusalem prior to the Feast of the Passover – Lk 19:28-400

Day 239/August 27 – Jesus weeps over the coming rejection of Him by the Jews in Jerusalem and their destruction – Lk 19:41-44

Day 240/August 28- Jesus violently cleanses the Temple a second time and curses the unfruitfulness of a fig tree – Mk 11:11-26

Day 241/August 29 – Jesus announces His “hour” has arrived and the Almighty Father’s voice is heard – Jn 12:20-36

September

Day 242/August 30 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Lawrence – August 10 – Jn 12:24-26

Day 243/August 31 – Jesus reveals He is the Light of the World and warns the men who reject Him will be judged – Jn 12:37-50

Jesus’s authority is challenged by the Jewish leaders

Day 244/September 1 – Jesus asserts His authority by refusing to answer the Jewish leaders’ question about His authority – Mt 21:23-27

Day 245/September 2 – Jesus warns men to repent and be obedient to the Almighty Father to be received into Heaven in the Parable of the Two Sons – Mt 21:28-32

Day 246/September 3 – Jesus warns men of the terrible destruction that comes to those who oppose God in the Parable of the Wicked Tenants- Mt 21:33-43

Day 247/September 4 – Jesus warns that men must both desire and prepare to receive God’s mercy in the Parable of the Wedding Banquet – Mt 22:1-14

Day 248/September 5 – Jesus thwarts the Herodian and Pharrisees’ evil trap by revealing men must serve God and good citizens – Mt 22:15-21

Day 249/September 6 – Jesus rebukes the Sadducee’s evil challenge by revealing a glimpse of life in Heaven – Lk 20:27-40

Day 250/ September 7 – Jesus reveals God’s two great commandments are to love God and love neighbor – Mk 12:28-34

Jesus aggressively responds to the Jewish leaders’ challenges

Day 251/September 8 – Jesus delights a crowd by revealing a mysterious contradiction in the interpretation of ancient Scripture – Mk 12:35-37

Day 252/September 9 – Jesus denounces the Pharisees in the Temple for their pride and attention-seeking – Mt 23:1-12

Day 253/September 10 – Jesus denounces and warns the Pharisees and scribes for their false and foolish teaching – Mt 23:13-22

Day 254/September 11 – Jesus denounces and warns the Pharisees and scribes for their false piety, lack of justice and greed – Mt 23:23-26

Day 255/September 12 – Jesus condemns the Pharisees and scribes as a brood of vipers who are headed towards Hell – Mt 23:27-36

Day 256/September 13 -Jesus condemns the evil and hypocrisy of the scribes and extolls a widow’s astounding generosity – Mk 12:38-44

Jesus prepares the Apostles for His coming Passion (Tuesday p.m.- Thursday p.m – Spring 30 A.D.

Jesus privately reveals future turmoil and chaos to the Apostles 

Day 257/September 14 – Jesus reveals the destruction of the Temple and the chaos preceding His Second Coming – Lk 21:5-11

Day 258/September 15 – Jesus warns His disciples of coming persecution and promises to guide and rescue them – Lk 21:12-19

Day 259/September 16 – Jesus reveals Jerusalem’s destruction, turmoil in the sky and on earth, and reality of His Second Coming – Lk 21:20-28

Day 260/September 17 – Jesus confirms there will be obvious signs for His Second Coming – Lk 21:29-33

Day 261/September 18- Jesus offers a grave warning in the Parable of the Faithful and Unfaithful Slaves- Mt 24:42-51

Day 262/September 19 – Jesus warns men to remain vigilant in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Maidens – Mt 25:1-13

Day 263/September 20 – Jesus confirms despite differences in men’s talents every man must be fruitful or face eternal punishment in the Parable of the Talents – Mt 25:14-30

Day 264/September 21 – Jesus offers a frightening warning that men must perform Works of Mercy or be sentenced to Hell in the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats – Mt 25:31-46

Day 265/September 22 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Mt 25:31-46

Jesus forms the Apostles during the Last Supper 

Day 266/September 23 – Jesus directs the Apostles to prepare for the Passover and Judas agrees to betray Jesus – Lk 22:3-16

Day 267/September 24 – The Last Supper (1 of 25) – Jesus washes the Apostles feet to begin the Last Supper – Jn 13:1-15

Day 268/September 25 – The Last Supper (2 of 25) – Jesus calls the Apostles to self-sacrificing love and reveals that an Apostle will betray Him – Jn 13:16-20

Day 269/September 26 – The Last Supper (3 of 25) – Jesus admonishes the Apostles for their desire for worldly greatness – Lk 22:24-30

Day 270/September 27 – The Last Supper (4 of 25) – Jesus reveals that Judas is the betrayer, His coming departure and the command to love one another – Jn 13:21-36

Day 271/September 28- The Last Supper (5 of 25) – Jesus reveals Satan’s attacks, Peter’s denials and that men must engage in the Spiritual Combat – Lk 22:31-38

October

Day 272/September 29 – The Last Supper (6 of 25) – Jesus institutes the Sacrament of the Eucharist – Mt 26:26-29, Mk 14:22-25, Lk 22:17-20

Day 273/September 30 – The Last Supper (7 of 25) – Jesus reveals He is the way, the truth and the only path to life with the Almighty Father – Jn 14:1-6

Day 274/October 1 – The Last Supper (8 of 25) – Jesus rebukes the Apostles’ lack of belief in Him – Jn 14:7-14

Day 275/October 2 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Sts. Philip and James – May 3 – Jn 14:6-14

Day 276/October 3 – The Last Supper (9 of 25) – Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit to those who love Him – Jn 14:15-211

Day 277/October 4 – The Last Supper (10 of 25) – Jesus reveals that God will live in those who keep His Commandments – Jn 14:21-26

Day 278/October 5 – The Last Supper (11 of 25) – Jesus instructs the Apostles to not fear for He does the Father’s Will – Jn 14:27-31a

Day 279/October 6 – The Last Supper (12 of 25) – Jesus urges men to abide in Him so they might be fruitful and avoid Hell – Jn 15:1-8

Day 280/October 7 – The Last Supper (13 of 25) – Jesus reveals that men must keep the Commandments to abide in His love – Jn 15:9-11

Day 281/October 8 – The Last Supper (14 of 25) – Jesus challenges men to the supreme love of laying down one’s life for another – Jn 15:12-17

Day 282/October 9 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Matthias – May 14- Jn 15:9-17

Day 283/October 10 – The Last Supper (15 of 25) – Jesus warns His men they will face hatred and persecution by those who hate God – Jn 15:18-25

Day 284/October 11 – The Last Supper (16 of 25) – Jesus reveals the Spirit will help His men be witnesses even unto death – Jn 15:26-16:4a

Day 285/October 12 – The Last Supper (17 of 25) – Jesus promises to send the Spirit to convince the world of sin, righteousness and Judgment – Jn 16:5-11

Day 286/October 13 – The Last Supper (18 of 25) – Jesus reveals the Spirit will guide His men to the Truth of God – Jn 16:12-15

Day 287/October 14 – The Last Supper (19 of 25) – Jesus mysteriously promises His Apostles their coming sorrows will turn to joy – Jn 16:16-20

Day 288/October 15 – The Last Supper (20 of 25) – Jesus confirms the Almighty Father answers when men pray in the Name of Jesus – Jn 16:20-23

Day 289/October 16 – The Last Supper (21 of 25) – Jesus explains that the Almighty Father responds to those who love His Son – Jn 16:23b-28

Day 290/October 17 – The Last Supper (22 of 25) – Jesus rebukes the Apostle’s overconfidence and reveals they will soon abandon Him – Jn 16:29-33

Day 291/October 18 – The Last Supper (23 of 25) – Jesus asks the Almighty Father grant the Apostles unity in the Father’s Name – Jn 17:1-11a

Day 292/October 19 – The Last Supper (24 of 25) – Jesus asks the Almighty Father to keep the Apostles in Truth and protect them from the Evil One – Jn 17:11b-19

Day 293/October 20 – The Last Supper (25 of 25) – Jesus asks the Almighty Father that the Apostles may be filled with the Father’s love – Jn 17:20-26

Jesus enters into His Passion (Thursday-Friday – Spring A.D. 30)

Day 294/October 21 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (1 of 11) – Jesus undergoes the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane – Jn 18:1-12

Day 295/October 22 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (2 of 11) – Jesus is condemned to death by the Jewish leadership – Mt 26:57-68, 27:1-10

Day 296/October 23 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (3 of 11) – Jesus’s prophecy of St. Peter’s three denials come true – Mt 26:69-75

Day 297/October 24 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (4 of 11) – Jesus is interrogated by Pilate and Herod – Jn 18:28-38, Lk 23:6-12

Day 298/October 25 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (5 of 11) – Jesus is rejected by the Jewish mob and is scourged – Mt 27:15-21; Jn 18:39-19:3

Day 299/October 26 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (6 of 11) – Jesus is crowned with thorns and mocked by Roman soldiers – Jn 19:2-3; Mt 27:27-30; Mk 15:16-19

Day 300/October 27 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (7 of 11) – Jesus is condemned to death after the Jewish mob calls for His crucifixion – Jn 19:4-16; Mt 27:24-26

Day 301/October 28 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (8 of 11) – Jesus carries His Cross to the place of The Skull – Lk 23:26-33

Day 302/October 29 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (9 of 11) – Jesus is crucified and suffers on the Cross – Mt 27:35-44

Day 303/October 30 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (10 of 11) – Jesus dies on the Cross – Mt 27:45-56

Day 304/October 31 – The Passion of Jesus Christ (11 of 11) – The dead body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross and placed in the Holy Sepulchre – Jn 19:31-42; Mt 27:57-66

November 

Day 305/November 1 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows – September 15 – Option 1 – Jn 19:25-27

Day 306/November 2 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church – Monday after Pentecost- Jn 19:25-34

Day 307/November 3 – Jesus descends into Hell and frees the Righteous – 1 Pet 4:6

Jesus is Resurrected, Forms the Apostles and Ascends into Heaven (Easter Sunday – Spring/Early Summer – A.D. 30)

Day 308/November 4 – Jesus reveals His Resurrection to two Marys early Easter morning – Mt 28:1-10

Day 309/November 5 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene – July 22 – Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

Day 310/November 6 – Jesus is worshiped by the two Marys and the Jewish leadership lies to deny the Resurrection of Jesus – Mt 28:8-15

Day 311/November 7 – Jesus leaves signs for Sts. Peter and John at the tomb Easter morning – Jn 20:1-9

Day 312/November 8 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. John – December 27 – Jn 20:1-8

Day 313/November 9 – Jesus mysteriously appears on the road to Emmaus to two disciples – Lk 24:13-35

Day 314/November 10 – Jesus appears to the Apostles in the Upper Room on Easter evening – Lk 24:35-48

Day 315/November 11 – Jesus mysteriously appears on Easter evening and upbraids the Apostles for their unbelief – Mk 16:9-15

Day 316/November 12 – Jesus gives the Apostles the Holy Spirit on Easter evening – Jn 20:19-23

Day 317/November 13 – Jesus returns to the Upper Room and rebukes the doubting St. Thomas – Jn 20:19-31

Day 318/November 14 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Thomas – July 3 – Jn 20:24-29

Day 319/November 15 – Jesus reveals Himself to the Apostles in Galilee with a miraculous catch of fish – Jn 21:1-14

Day 320/November 16 – Jesus rehabilitates St. Peter for this three-fold denials on Good Friday – Jn 21:15-19

Day 321/November 17 – Jesus confirms St. Peter’s headship of the Church – Jn 21:20-25

Day 322/November 18 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle – January 25 – Mk 16:15-18

Day 323/November 19 – The Holy Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of St. Mark – April 25 – Mk 16:15-20

Day 324/November 20 – Jesus gives the Apostles the Great Commission to evangelize every person in the world – Mt 28:16-20

Day 325/November 21 – Jesus ascends into Heaven and the Apostles are eyewitnesses – Lk 24:46-53

40 Day Consecration to Jesus Christ

Coming soon.