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<May 7, 2016>

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.7

Daily Devotional: The Blessed Virgin Mary Gift of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom—the gift of contemplative reflection on, and love for, divine things. It enables one to assess the world by revealed truths and instills peace in the soul. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” The Blessed Mother: May we experience God’s protection as Mary did, by imitating her obedience to God’s Will. Protection Through Obedience. Jesus: The life of Christ exemplified prudence, always seeking to do God’s Will alone. May we do the same.
Glorious Characteristic: Impassability—we will be immune from death and pain. (Rev 21:4, I Cor 15:50-57) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Forgive offenses. Corporal Work of Mercy: Give drink to the thirsty. Sacrament: Anointing of the Sick Commandments:
  1. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  2. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Do whatever He tells you.”

Today’s Reading

The Trustworthiness of the Blessed Virgin Mary

But she who had taken no account of herself ever was not likely to be concerned about herself now, in the very moment when all that had in any way survived of self was effaced in him, when all her being was for ever immersed in his mystery so that henceforth she was nought save a living relation to him. Supremely stripped of self, she could now only give herself eternally in the Child she had conceived of the Holy Spirit—not as the glorified image of herself but as the splendor of the Father’s glory shining through the transparence of her poverty.

Her very motherhood consummated her yielding up of all that was hers. In a unique sense she was the Woman who was poor…

When the angel was gone, she thought of those who waited in the expectation of the Life which was coming through her. She rose and went to Elizabeth to inaugurate that mission which she was never to cease to accomplish, bearing Christ in her and arousing from their night his children seated in the shadow of death as she sets echoing in their heart the cry which preludes the Gospel in the liturgy called that of Saint John Chysostom:

Wisdom: arise.

Father Maurice Zundel Magnificat November 2014 Vol. 16, No. 9, Pages 114-115

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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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