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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.7

Daily Devotional: The Blessed Virgin Mary Gift of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom—the gift of contemplative reflection on, and love for, divine things. It enables one to assess the world by revealed truths and instills peace in the soul. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” The Blessed Mother: May we experience God’s protection as Mary did, by imitating her obedience to God’s Will. Protection Through Obedience. Jesus: The life of Christ exemplified prudence, always seeking to do God’s Will alone. May we do the same.
Glorious Characteristic: Impassability—we will be immune from death and pain. (Rev 21:4, I Cor 15:50-57) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Forgive offenses. Corporal Work of Mercy: Give drink to the thirsty. Sacrament: Anointing of the Sick Commandments:
  1. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  2. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Do whatever He tells you.”

Today’s Reading

One with Blind Bartimaeus

Divine wisdom gently coaxes us to submit to being purified of self, to being comforted in our helplessness and poverty; it persuades us to surrender control, and to abandon ourselves blindly to love. Without such a period of prayer it is hardly possible for our faith in the sacraments to have the depth that will enable us to receive them fruitfully. Nor is it likely that we shall recognize and respond to God’s self-gift in the hum-drum of our daily life.

Our senses do not necessarily support our life of faith; on the contrary they can shout denial. God longs for us to live by the faith of Jesus. We are blind; such is the fallen human condition. We do not “see” God, but Jesus does. God has made him our wisdom. We choose to live by his “knowing” the Father, his faith—a faith that was expressed in total abandonment to his Father and a trust in him throughout all life’s vicissitudes, and supremely in his acceptance of death by crucifixion. The “immeasurable greatness of his power” by which God the Father accomplished the exaltation of Jesus is now at work in us who believe (Ephesians 1:17-23). We are enabled to live our lives in this certitude all the time, not just sometimes—and not just in some matters, but in all.

Sister Ruth Burrows, O.C.D. Magnificat October 2012 Vol 14, No. 8, Pages 379-380

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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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