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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

Humble before Christ’s Feet

Oh boundless fire of love! You have given us your flesh as food and your blood as drink! You are the Lamb roasted in the fire of blazing charity!…I see no other way we can have virtue except by keeping this Lamb before our mind’s eye, for in him we find true deep humility, great meekness, and patience. And although he is God’s Son, he neither comes nor lives as a king, because he is not proud or self-centered. He comes, in fact, as a lowly servant. He is not self-seeking but concerned only about giving honor and glory to the Father, and restoring to us the life we had lost through sin. And he does this for love alone, to fulfill the Father’s will for us. For God had created us in his image and likeness simply that we might experience and enjoy him in everlasting life. But because we had rebelled against God, the road to life was so broken up that God’s purpose in creating us was not being realized—I mean our possession of everlasting life, the only end we were created for.

Moved, then, by the same boundless charity with which he had created, God gave us the Word, his only-begotten Son, in order to realize his will for us. So God’s Son was concerned not for himself, but only for fulfilling this gracious purpose. He was made mediator between God and humankind, and he turned the great war into a great peace. With his humility he conquered the world’s pride. This is why he said, “Rejoice, for I have overcome the world.” What he meant is our pride. For none of us is so puffed up, so proud, so impatient that we would not become humble and meek on seeing and contemplating such great profound love as to see God stoop down to our humanity.

Saint Catherine of Siena Magnificat, Holy Week 2013 Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 57-58

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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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