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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.1

Daily Devotional: The Holy Trinity/The Resurrection Gift of the Holy Spirit: Fear of the Lord—a gift of reverence for God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in God the Father.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, we are called to the humility she possessed at the Annunciation. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, we are called to the humility He showed at becoming man.
Glorious Characteristic: Subtlety—our bodies will be free from restraint by matter, yet palpable. (John 20:19-23) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Pray for the living and the dead Corporal Work of Mercy: Feed the hungry Sacrament: Baptism Commandments:
  1. I am the Lord Your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”

Today’s Reading

The Vine and the Branches and the Eucharist

“I am the Vine and my Father is the Vine Grower” of the fruitful Vine that bears the fruits of eternal life from which the true wine that begets virgins is extracted, my Blood shed at the place of my sorrowful Passion.

My Father is the Vine Grower, who cultivated this vine who is your Jesus. He loves me and sacrifices me on your behalf. He loves me with the infinite love of which only God is capable and nevertheless gives his only Son for the salvation of the world. He, as a true farmer, planted, cultivated, and cared for this plant with paternal tenderness, this vine loaded with clusters of the most perfect virtues, born from the womb of Mary and watered continuously with heavenly graces.

My Father wants the branches united to me, the vine, to bear fruit; “those who do not abide in me will be thrown out like branches and wither.” They will bear no fruit and will dry out…

Remain in my love. Do you know what it means to remain in my love? It means to have with Jesus the same love, feeling and being. It means to suffer, not looking at the earth but at the cross, loving with patience, constancy, and enjoyment. It means to follow a life of prayer, self-denial, and purity without leaving me, without being dissipated by the things of this world, without being troubled by adversity of any kind. It means always to be willing to fight again after each misfortune; it means to love, to love and to know that love makes everything that is difficult easy and everything that is bitter, sweet.

Imitating me, leave yourself in the hands of my Father, the Vine Grower, so that he thinks in your soul, lives in your body, loves in your heart; so that, remaining in my love, all your actions may have supernatural value and be a reproduction of the vine itself.

If you do this your sacrifices and prayers will be efficacious, because, if you are united to me, the Father will grant you whatever you ask.

Come to your Vine, Jesus, who wants to nourish you with his substance. Come so that I introduce you to my Father, the Vine Grower, and tell him that you are mine, that my juice gives you life and that you only want to grow and develop in his hands. Come to be planted in the fruitful soil of my Eucharist.

Venerable Concepcion Cabrera de Armida Magnificat May 2012 Vol. 14, No. 3, Pages 118-119

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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.

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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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