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Wednesday

<December 9, 2015>

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.4

Daily Devotional: St. Joseph Gift of the Holy Spirit: Courage, Fortitude—firm resolution to pursue holiness despite obstacles. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we all fulfill our duty by living our vocation. May all Christians share the vocation of beatitude. Jesus: Jesus served the poor, the sick, the sinners. May we imitate Him in our eagerness to serve others.
Glorious Characteristic: Agility—we will have complete freedom of movement, our souls will direct our bodies without hindrance. (Luke 24:15,31,36) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Be patient with those in error. Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the sick. Sacrament: Marriage Commandment:
  1. You shall not commit adultery.
Thought for the Day: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” — St. Francis. Let your actions depict the beatitudes.

Today’s Reading

How the Humble Are Exalted

The acceptance of the saints must, of course, be the same as our Lord’s acceptance of his Passion—something before which he shrank and of which he felt every faintest quiver. If anyone who had to suffer became insensitive and did not feel it, but instead felt a certain smugness in their own ability to suffer, it really would be utterly useless—it would not really be suffering at all…

I’m afraid there is no short cut, and no hope of suffering without feeling it. The only thing to do, so far as I know, is to go on and on repeating this prayer, even if it seems to be a mechanical repetition—“Lord, into your hands”—and then say, “I confide X or myself”— and perhaps it can help to meditate on what you mean by “into your hands”—hands of infinite tenderness, infinite love, absolute power.

There is another thing I have had to learn—and still need to learn far more deeply and lastingly—namely, not to foster bitterness, resentment and dislike…This I have found very hard, but I have realized for very long that so long as these feelings were fermenting in me, I could hardly expect God to answer my prayers.

About that, as about all the rest of it, I made a novena to Blessed Martin de Porres, a most amazing saint, who seems to answer prayers quite irrespectively of how wicked or “unworthy” one is. It is that which encourages me to pray to him, and his answers are truly miraculous.

Caryll Houselander Magnificat November 2012 Vol. 14, No. 9, Page 59-60

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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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