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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.2

Daily Devotional: Holy Spirit/Holy Souls Gift of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge—the correct estimation of created things and their relative value before God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, let us look to Jesus as our Good Shepherd. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, let us imitate His generosity of heart in being merciful to others.
Glorious Characteristic: Integrity—we will retain all the parts of our old bodies, our bodies will be complete. (John 20:24-27) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Comfort the sorrowful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Comfort the imprisoned. Sacrament: Confirmation Commandment:
  1. Honor your father and mother.
Thought for the Day: Adapted from Mother Teresa: Prayer leads to humility, which leads to obedience, which leads to love, which leads to eternal life.

Today’s Reading

Cleaning the Inside

It cannot be denied that God often takes away from us all exterior aid only that he may possess all our trust. Oh, if we could but give him it to the uttermost nor share one whit of it with whomsoever it be, how thoroughly compensated we should be for the absence of all help deriving from creatures! And what interior freedom we should know!   If, instead, you have far different feelings this is because you are still far removed from that purity of love which ensures our attachment to God for himself alone. Indeed there is nothing plainer; the grief and excessive anxiety to which your soul is exposed at perceiving itself deprived of exterior help can come only from an intemperate attachment to those human aids.

Such attachment arouses God’s jealousy, above all when favored souls are concerned, whose utter trust and utter affection he desires to possess. Yet be of good cheer! Since God wills that you should endure the grievous pain of such an attachment, he seeks by this very pain to decrease the attachment little by little and at last free you from it once and for all. Allow him to effect this purification within you that is so much to be desired, and endeavor to co-operate faithfully in his plans. For this is a work of grace as salutary as it is painful; we must endure it patiently as we endure the hardship of those painful remedies used to cure certain grave sicknesses. Now, if you cannot attain this perfect attachment thus quickly, at least aspire to it with all your strength, and restrain as much as may be the sorrow that you cannot altogether obliterate; God will do the rest when he deems it expedient.

Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. Magnificat, August 2013, Vol 15, No. 6, page 369

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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.


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.