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<May 4, 2016>

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.4

Daily Devotional: St. Joseph Gift of the Holy Spirit: Courage, Fortitude—firm resolution to pursue holiness despite obstacles. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we all fulfill our duty by living our vocation. May all Christians share the vocation of beatitude. Jesus: Jesus served the poor, the sick, the sinners. May we imitate Him in our eagerness to serve others.
Glorious Characteristic: Agility—we will have complete freedom of movement, our souls will direct our bodies without hindrance. (Luke 24:15,31,36) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Be patient with those in error. Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the sick. Sacrament: Marriage Commandment:
  1. You shall not commit adultery.
Thought for the Day: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” — St. Francis. Let your actions depict the beatitudes.

Today’s Reading

She Pondered These Things in Her Heart (Luke 2:51)

To Love I Need to Be Loved

A great suffering in marriage is the incapacity to love our spouses as we would like to. My experience has been that, without even realizing it, the mentality of the world tends to creep into my mind, whispering that maybe I am a fool to forgive again and again, to put up with faults and annoying habits. On a recent occasion, I found myself very stuck in front of a pretty typical case of “marital discord”: not feeling appreciated by my husband for all I do for the family. The murmur deafened me: Does it make sense to love as Christ loved? Wouldn’t it be better to use certain words or simply silence to make sure he understands how hurt I feel?

I couldn’t shake this on my own, despite all my effort of praying and talking with friends. I had to wait it out, and beg. Jesus responded to my open heart. He embraced me, as weak and broken and full of doubt as I was. It happened after Mass; it was 9:00AM. I cried and felt my heart soften, the layers of skepticism fall away. The embrace of Christ is the only way to stay in front of my husband with tenderness, more fully aware of the mystery that he is. Words and a good example are not enough. To love truly I need to be loved and forgiven, now. I can’t say that it’s happily ever after, but at least now I know where to go when the clouds roll in.

Jacqueline Hamm Aldrette Magnificat January 2015 Volume 16, No. 11, Page 129

About Us


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.