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Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.6

Daily Devotional: The Passion/The Sacred Heart of Jesus Gift of the Holy Spirit: Understanding—the gift of insight into the spiritual perceptions of the heart. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we live the Truth in word and deed. Jesus: May we, like Jesus, live in truthfulness, acknowledging God to others in word and deed.
Glorious Characteristic: Clarity—the glory of our souls will be visible in our bodies. We will be beautiful and radiant. (Rev 4:3, I Cor 15:40) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Instruct the uninformed. Corporal Work of Mercy: Clothe the naked. Sacrament: Confession Commandment:
  1. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Thought for the Day: Jesus: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Today’s Reading

A Faith Strong and Vigilant

My soul, you may object, “These assertions seem true, but we see created goods with our eyes, touch them with our hands, taste them with our mouth, possess them physically, and enjoy them. We do not see God, touch him, taste him, possess him; we can barely apprehend him in thought as a faraway object. So it is no wonder if created things touch us more than God.” But, my soul, if your faith is strong and vigilant, you cannot deny that after this life, which flits away like a shadow, if you remain firm in faith, hope and love, you will see God clearly and truly as he is in himself and you will possess him and enjoy him far better and more intimately than you now enjoy created things.

Hear the Lord himself, “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). Hear the Apostle Paul “We see now through a mirror in an obscure manner, but then face to face” (1 Cor 13:12). Hear Saint John, “We shall be like to him, for we shall see him just as he is” (1 Jn 3:2). Moreover, how much of the world, I ask you, is yours? Certainly not the whole world nor a half nor a third nor a fourth, but barely a particle is yours and you will be forced to surrender it after a short time, whether you like it or not. But you will totally possess God in whom are all things, and you will possess him forever. For the saints and blessed “God will be all in all” (1 Cor 15:28) without any end. He will be your life, food, clothing, housing, honor, riches, delight, and all else.

Saint Robert Bellarmine Magnificat September 2012 Vol 14, No 7, Page 259-260

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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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