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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

Working for Food That Does Not Perish

So that you may in a few years time pass through this critical period of physical, spiritual, and intellectual development without harm, you must make use of the two means at your disposal; there are no others either from the human or the supernatural point of view, but the first is all-powerful, and the second, which draws its efficacy from the first, will also be most useful to you. These two means are prayer and work.

When you face temptation, doubt, or cowardice, you must not argue or hesitate, or give it to the enemy, but throw yourself into God’s arms. We who are baptized, confirmed in the faith, and children of light must call on the Spirit who is love and life and who never refuses to illumine those who turn to him in fervent prayer: I have already told you that the life of reason and the spiritual life do not have the same methods and are not nourished by the same food. The soul lives by prayer, just as the intellect absorbs intellectual nourishment and the body material substances; the soul dies when it lacks divine warmth, just as the body dies for lack of food and the mind for lack of an education. Someone has said so aptly that prayer is the soul’s breathing in God. Never lose this breath by abandoning interior prayer, which is called grace in us and which gives us life…

Work conscientiously, doing what you can do…The best way to make others appreciate Catholicism is perhaps, to show simply by one’s example what a Catholic is.

You will demonstrate once more that a man may be learned and highly cultured while remaining a humble, fervent Christian. The strength of your convictions joined to a delicate respect for the consciences of others will, perhaps, contribute toward breaking down the absurd prejudice cultivated against us, and you will show successfully that all human knowledge collectively cannot obscure the pure light of God but, on the contrary, can only become more resplendent from its radiance.

Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur Magnificat April 2013 Vol. 15, No. 2, Pages 207-208

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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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