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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

Fulfilled in your hearing

Take the example of a king who writes letters to those upon whom he wishes to bestow special privileges and unique gifts. He indicates to all, “Hurry at once to come to me so as to receive from me royal gifts.” And if they do not come and receive them, they will profit nothing for having read the letters. Rather, they are in danger of being put to death for having refused to come and to be deemed worthy of honor at the king’s hand. So also God, the King, has sent to men the divine Scriptures as letters, pointing out to them that they are to call out to God, and, believing are to ask and receive a heavenly gift from the Godhead’s very own being. For it is written: “That we should be made participators of the divine nature” (2 Pt 1:4). But if a man does not approach and beg and receive, it will profit him nothing for having read the Scriptures. But rather he is subject to death, because he did not wish to receive from the heavenly King the gift of life, without which it is impossible to obtain the immortal life which is Christ. To him glory for ever.

Pseudo-Macarius Magnificat February 2013 Vol. 14, No. 12, Page 57-58

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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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