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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

“I chose you”

One whom God calls, like the disciples, to spiritual fecundity, to the communication and development of divine gifts, will never have voice enough to bless the Master, heart enough to enjoy the favor, or energy enough to make himself worthy of it. Jesus owed it to his chosen ones to teach them to appreciate that truth. “It is not you who have chosen me,” he said to them. “It is I who have chosen you.” Don’t think that in coming to me, you deserve the credit and are doing me a favor; in this bargain, it is you who receive and I who give; you have offered yourselves to me, and by becoming mine, you become greater. You are the channel carrying the life that I am bringing. By diffusing yourselves throughout the world, which you shall divide among you presently, you shall be like rivers transporting life across the plains; like clouds that float, pregnant with fertility. You are the main branches of the great tree of which I myself am the trunk; and as the divine sap rises and spreads unceasingly, the faith of the world will cling to you as the rich foliage to the arms of a mighty oak. This was the meaning of the very simple invitation addressed to the disciples. It was to be expected that this gift, the initial favor preceded by no merit on their part, would be followed nevertheless by all the consequences it implied. The first of these consequences was intimacy.

Father Antonin Gilbert Sertillanges, O.P. Magnificat May 2012 Vol. 14, No. 3, Page 140

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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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