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<May 12, 2016>

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.5

Daily Devotional: The Holy Eucharist/Priesthood Gift of the Holy Spirit: Counsel—the gift that assists decision making and helps to guard against rashness; as an interior guide, it assists one to counsel others and to extend compassion to them. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Communion of Saints.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother after the passion, may we refrain from judging others. Mary’s example was an encouragement to the apostles. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, may we treat all those we encounter with kindness.
Glorious Characteristic: Quality—our bodies will be youthful and will retain our original gender. (Practice seeing all as a child of God.) (Rev 1:12-18) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Counsel the doubtful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Bury the dead. Sacrament: Holy Orders Commandment:
  1. You shall not steal.
Thought for the Day: Padre Pio: “Pray, hope and don’t worry.”

Today’s Reading

We see this integrity manifest in the great saints who proclaim Christ by their lives. What heart would not be stoked to love by a sister like Saint Therese of Lisieux or a brother like Saint Ignatius? Who would not grow more selfless with Saint Francis as a neighbor or Joseph of Nazareth as a co-worker?

If living in the company of saints would be a blessing, would not our own holiness be likewise for everyone we encounter? This is the vocation we all receive in baptism. No one could give a greater gift to his family and friends, co-workers and neighbors—or indeed, to his nation—than to live a life worthy of the Sonship he shares with Christ through baptism. Nothing has more radical public consequence than holiness.

By living faithful lives of radical conversion we give public testimony to the Truth who is Christ, who alone reveals man to himself. As such, there can be no greater citizen than one who is, as St. Thomas More put it, “the king’s good servant, and God’s first.” There can be no greater citizen than a saint.

Stephen P. White Magnificat Year of Faith Companion Magnificat Year of Faith Companion, August 27

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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.