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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

Losing Our Life to Find Our Life

A person is “rectified” as the will is conformed to the highest good. The highest good is the highest equity or justice; for one becomes better as one becomes more just. Anselm, however, says: “Justice is the rectitude of the will.” Nothing, however, conforms to uprightness as that which is upright; therefore, as long as the will is shaped in harmony with the highest good and equity, it is certainly rectified. The will is conformed when it turns in love, toward the good. As Hugh of Saint Victor says: “I know, soul of mine, that when you love something, you are transformed into its likeness.” The one who loves goodness is upright. This is what the Song of Songs states: The upright love you (1:3); that is to say, “the upright turn toward your goodness while your goodness inclines toward them.” The soul that has experienced this cries out and says: How good God is to Israel, to those who are of an upright heart! (Ps 73:1). And since it is only the upright who are experienced in this regard, it is said: Praise is fitting for the upright (Ps 33:1)…

God, therefore, made men and women upright when he turned them toward himself. In their turning toward God, they became upright not only in relation to things above them but also in relation to things beneath them.

Saint Bonaventure Magnificat, July 2013 Vol. 15, No. 5, Pages 194-195

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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.