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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

One Way to “Ask to Receive”

Furthermore, I also consider it necessary to suggest to your holy prudence that you constantly take the Sacred Scriptures in hand and page through their folios. Be totally absorbed in them, spend your time with them, and always find your peace in them…Let your mind be occupied with these divine volumes, and, intent on them, always persevere with watchful concentration. When the ancient deceiver sees you thus engaged, he flees from you as from an armed enemy, and fears to attack when he finds you armed with these weapons and, so to speak, with an impenetrable cuirass (breastplate)…

If he who carried these sacred texts of Scripture and the relics of the saints appeared fully armed and formidable in the eyes of our ancient enemy, making it impossible to approach or get close to him, how careful must we be to gird ourselves with the weapons of God’s Word, and thus be able to triumph in our uncompromising struggle with the evil spirit, as the Apostle exhorts us when he says: “Take up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Put on the helmet of salvation, and take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Therefore, always wear this sword, my dear friend, by which the crafty one who tries to ambush you may be mortally wounded, that Christ may live in you victorious as the most secure fortress among all his strongholds.

Saint Peter Damian Magnificat February 2013 Vol. 14, No. 12, Pages 306-307

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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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