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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 Way Out of Our Darkness

So I want you…to open the eyes of your understanding to gaze within the vessel of self-knowledge. In this knowledge you will discover that you are a vessel into which this glorious and precious blood is received. The divine nature is fused into the blood with the fire of charity. When you gaze into the vessel of self-knowledge you discover this blood which God has given through his Son. And since the blood was shed only because of sin, you discover in it the knowledge of yourself. And when you see that you are sinful, you see also divine justice in the blood, since [Christ] shed his blood to bring sin to justice. Then you know that God’s eternal will wants nothing other than that we be made holy, for [Christ] would not have given his life if he had wanted anything other than our good. So gaze into the blood that you discover within the vessel of your very selves.

Open, open the eyes of your understanding onto Power, the eternal Father, whom you find in this blood because of the union of the divine nature with human nature. And you will find Wisdom, the Son. And in that Wisdom you will recognize God’s supreme eternal goodness as well as our own poverty when you discover Mercy, the Holy Spirit, who was the bond that joined God with humanity and humanity with God, and who held this Word fixed and nailed to the wood of the most holy cross. So your will will be filled and will reach out to love, and you will bind yourselves so tightly with Christ crucified that neither the devil nor anyone else will ever be able to separate you from him. In fact, anything that may act against you will only serve to strengthen your union with God and with your neighbors. For virtue is tested by what opposes it, and the more virtue is tested in us, the more perfect our union with our Creator becomes.

Catherine of Siena Magnificat May, 2012 Vol. 14, No. 3, Pages 39-40

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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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