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<May 10, 2016>

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.3

Daily Devotional: Angels/Apostles Gift of the Holy Spirit: Piety—the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we take comfort in the Invisible Reality. There is no division between heaven and earth. All of heaven is available to us if we but ask. Jesus: Jesus was gentle with the woman caught in adultery. May we imitate His gentleness in dealing with others.
Glorious Characteristic: Identity—we will retain our original identity. We will be essentially the same person as before we died. (John 20:11-16) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Admonish sinners Corporal Work of Mercy: Welcome those away from home (the Church). Shelter the homeless. Sacrament: Communion Commandment:
  1. You shall not kill.
Thought for the Day: St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord; our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

Today’s Reading

Time to Meet the Angels

The 9 Choirs and Much More

Here are four ways in which we can actively cooperate with our Guardian Angels, in building a strong and lasting relationship of intimate love with them:

1. Adoration—Our Angels can teach us great things on how best to adore God, since it is so much part of their angelic nature to worship God well.

2. Contemplation—Our Angels can direct our minds and hearts as to how best to meditate upon and contemplate the great mysteries of God, Heaven, and all of God’s revelation to us.

3. Expiation—Here, we can work in union with our Angels, since they, having no bodies, cannot offer their physical sufferings in reparation to God and for the conversion of sinners (cf. Col 1:24). They can however consistently enlighten and inspire us to do so for God’s glory, for the good of others, and for our own personal sanctification.

4. Guidance in our State and Vocation in Life—Far better than we can by on our own, our Guardian Angel can direct us to the best possible fulfillment of the needs of our particular calling and state in life, helping us to make the best choices and actions to perfect ourselves in Christian love.

Dr. Mark Miravalle Gabriel Press, Homer Glen, IL Page 38

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.