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Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.6

Daily Devotional: The Passion/The Sacred Heart of Jesus Gift of the Holy Spirit: Understanding—the gift of insight into the spiritual perceptions of the heart. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we live the Truth in word and deed. Jesus: May we, like Jesus, live in truthfulness, acknowledging God to others in word and deed.
Glorious Characteristic: Clarity—the glory of our souls will be visible in our bodies. We will be beautiful and radiant. (Rev 4:3, I Cor 15:40) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Instruct the uninformed. Corporal Work of Mercy: Clothe the naked. Sacrament: Confession Commandment:
  1. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Thought for the Day: Jesus: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Today’s Reading

Sharing in Christ’s Passion

God gives us trials (no matter what their source) and poverty to lead us to true and perfect patience, and so that we may realize how fickle and unreliable the world is. This makes us detach our affection and desire from the world and set it on God alone by means of our hardships. For every hardship we endure for love of God is rewarded. Its fruit is kept for us in everlasting life, where there is life without death, light without darkness, satiety without boredom, and hunger without pain. This is what Saint Augustine says: “Satiety is far from boredom, and hunger is far from pain.” In the other life every good is rewarded and every sin is punished.

So those who have this living faith give birth to true and holy deeds. They are genuinely patient in suffering any pain or hardship for God and for the remission of their sins. In fact, they hold all suffering in reverence, reflecting who it is that gives it, and why, and to whom.

Who is the giver of suffering? It is God, supreme eternal Goodness, and God does it not out of hatred but out of a special love. So [Christ] said to his disciples, “It is not hatred but a special love that makes me send you out to be persecuted and martyred by the world. I love you with the same love with which my Father has loved me, and because he loved me with a special love he sent me to suffer the shameful pain of the most holy cross.”

Saint Catherine of Siena Magnificat September 2013 Vol. 15, No. 7, Page 377

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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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