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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.3

Daily Devotional: Angels/Apostles Gift of the Holy Spirit: Piety—the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we take comfort in the Invisible Reality. There is no division between heaven and earth. All of heaven is available to us if we but ask. Jesus: Jesus was gentle with the woman caught in adultery. May we imitate His gentleness in dealing with others.
Glorious Characteristic: Identity—we will retain our original identity. We will be essentially the same person as before we died. (John 20:11-16) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Admonish sinners Corporal Work of Mercy: Welcome those away from home (the Church). Shelter the homeless. Sacrament: Communion Commandment:
  1. You shall not kill.
Thought for the Day: St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord; our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

Today’s Reading

Acting on Christ’s Words

Seal up, O Christ, your words in my soul, that I may sin not against you: gather up the Blood you shed for me, and pour it into my heart; let my love be wholly yours as a return for all your sufferings for me. It was for me you did seek; for me you did fight; for me you did bear the mockings, and all that cost you so dear; let me be all yours, since you have ransomed me so dearly. God who is about to be born has no house, no cradle ready for him, so do you prepare your heart for his dwelling-place. Let it be warm with love, for the Babe is chilled; but still, if it be only tepid, the shivering Infant will bring it greater heat. The more he suffers from the cold for us, the more strongly does he prove his love, and so deserves our love still more. In the rigorous winter weather which he bore for us, he chose to wear no clothes to protect him; but naked was he born, and naked died upon the cross for us, because, both in his birth and death, he manifested the greatest excess of love. You must have ready a crib, then, in which to rock him to sleep, which symbolizes the repose of contemplation. See that you treat him well, for he is the Son of a mighty King and of a Virgin, and loves to dwell in the breasts of virgins, for the food that pleases him is mortified and crucified nature.

He has many poor brethren, and those who love him must love them too, for his sake. Give them you alms, for they are the brothers of your Creator.

When our Lord comes to be born in your soul, keep careful guard over him, and may he protect and save you for his mercy’s sake.

Saint John of Avila Magnificat December 2012 Vol 14, No. 10, Page 91

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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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