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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.3

Daily Devotional: Angels/Apostles Gift of the Holy Spirit: Piety—the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we take comfort in the Invisible Reality. There is no division between heaven and earth. All of heaven is available to us if we but ask. Jesus: Jesus was gentle with the woman caught in adultery. May we imitate His gentleness in dealing with others.
Glorious Characteristic: Identity—we will retain our original identity. We will be essentially the same person as before we died. (John 20:11-16) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Admonish sinners Corporal Work of Mercy: Welcome those away from home (the Church). Shelter the homeless. Sacrament: Communion Commandment:
  1. You shall not kill.
Thought for the Day: St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord; our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

Today’s Reading

“Give us this bread always”

The sacraments are the third means to unite us with our Lord. He has instituted them to confer grace upon us, particularly the sacrament of penance, and, above all, the Eucharist, for this unites us intimately to Jesus Christ, and is hence called communion. In receiving this august and adorable mystery, we must unite ourselves to him by acts of faith, hope, and other virtues, but especially charity. We must strive to kindle a great fire of love in our heart, and reduce it to flames, by the consideration of what he give us; for, with more than royal profusion, he gives us himself entirely.

Ah! well did St. Thomas call the Holy Eucharist the sacrament of love. If the Passion and Death of our Lord were the effects of the infinite love he bore us—since he himself declared that greater love than this no man have: to give his life for his friend—yet all this was necessary, because he died to appease the justice of his Father, and to satisfy for our sins. But he has established the adorable sacrament of the altar to testify in a new and wonderful manner his immense love and to give himself entirely to us. Undoubtedly, in this sacrament he renders himself infinitely amiable to us. In the other life, when we shall have been purified in the highest degree, he will communicate to us the joy of his humanity and divinity, but he cannot wait so long, his love presses him to anticipate in our regard this union, though we have rendered ourselves so unworthy of it by our sins and imperfections. O what love! what excess of goodness! And how immense are our obligations to love him ardently in this divine sacrament!

Father Jean Baptiste Saint- Jure, S.J. Magnificat August 2012 Vol 14, No 6, Page 75-76

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Mission

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.

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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.

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