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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

The Sending of the Spirit

The Holy Spirit will descend upon the Apostles and become present within them after some new fashion in which he was not there before. “Because you are his children God has sent into your hearts the spirit of his Son whereby you cry Abba: Father” (Gal 4:6). From the beginning the Holy Spirit had been within them; now his presence there is new and productive of new effects.

By God’s indwelling, then, effected by grace, the Holy Spirit now is present in the soul differently from the way in which he is present by creation. By creation he is wholly everywhere yet more in the higher forms than in the lower, for he is able to express more of himself in them. Among these highest forms of visible creation namely, man, there are again degrees of his presence so that even among men he is more in one than in another. This gradation is in proportion to their grace. The more holy and sanctified they become, the more does the Holy Spirit dwell in them, the more fully is he sent, the more completely given, while the Book of Wisdom says expressly that God does not dwell in sinners. As soon as I am in a state of grace the Holy Spirit dwells in me in this new and wonderful way, takes up his presence in me in this new fashion. It is precisely then, by our faith and hope and love that this is effected, so that the individual soul under God’s own movement does help on this union of God and man. In all the rest of creation God is present by his action; in the souls of the just it is true to say that he is present by theirs.

Father Bede Jarrett, O.P. Magnificat May 2015 Vol. 15, No. 3, Pages 96-97

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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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