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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

The Sorrowful Mother

Mary endures the greatest of suffering at the foot of the cross: the death of her Son. Normally, a mother dies before her son; such is the normal course. It is normal for a son to be at his dying mother’s side. It is difficult, but normal. However, a mother present beside her suffering and dying son is not normal. It is violent (all that is not normal is violent). It is something horrible for a mother. At the cross Mary dies in her heart as Mother. If she remains standing, it is because she discovers, beyond Christ’s humanity, the Word in the bosom of the Father. She, therefore, discovers that, in love, everything remains, everything lasts. She contemplates the victory of love. And love’s victory enables her to remain standing and to live the mystery of the cross in unison with Christ’s heart, in unison with him who is the Resurrection. The mystery of the cross is intolerable considered from without—which is why it is intolerable for the large number of Christians who consider it as such. If considered from within, one discovers the cross as the victory of love, and as a means. The cross is not a stopping point. The cross is a passageway; it is a Passover. The cross is God’s true “passage.” But one does not stop or remain there. One does not abide in the cross; one abides in love. Abiding in suffering is bad. One does not abide in suffering, but in love. And because one abides in love, one assumes suffering; one assumes the cross. It is important to have a good understanding of this. The cross is wisdom if viewed in the light of faith, that is, from the inside, as God himself views it.

Father Marie-Dominique Philippe, O.P. Magnificat September 2012 Vol 14, No 7, Pages 204-205

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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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