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<May 6, 2016>

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

Our Secret Hunger

By the heart we understand the most secret part of the soul, where joy, and sadness, fear, or desire, and whatever we call sentiments or affections is formed. Then the love of God in the heart is that sweet attraction which draws us incessantly to him, which desires to enjoy him, delights to be busied with him, tastes always a new pleasure in him as the confidant of its joys and its pains, it lives under the liveliest impressions of its sovereign good and intimately enjoys his continual presence.

To love him with the whole heart is all, also we must include our whole strength by doing all that we can for him, and referring to him whatever we do for him continually and filling it with him as much as we can. Love is paid by love— and the tenderest mother beloved in her arms that this child of divine love (the happy soul he dwells in) delights to dwell in the bosom of this best and dearest of fathers.

What is this cry of the heart, this unceasing desire, attraction of the soul—this secret hunger which calls it every moment after happiness it can never reach on earth?

O divine love, beneficent mysterious Sun. The flowers of every virtue take the liveliest colors under your benign aspect—humility, peace, constancy, joy, faith, hope, and charity are your precious eternal fruits. You give to the soul your delight in her, the purest joys in foretaste of the torrents of your eternal inebriations—speaking to the soul you consume, at all times and in all places, in silence, or in noise, in deepest darkness, or brightest day.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton Magnificat January 2011 Vol. 12, No. 11, Pages 72-73

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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.

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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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