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<May 14, 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

How Mary’s Queenship Acts on Us

If one cannot be without acting what can be the activity of Mary, so profoundly ordered to Jesus, if not to express him as the Word of her heart, and to draw all to him by bringing him to birth in all those who are to live by Him?

That Mary should give us Jesus and should obtain for us all that makes him live in us, that is what we mean by calling her Mediatrix of All Graces: which means nothing but this—that she is always, in her relations with him and her relations with us, the Mother of Jesus. Just as her being has Christ for its center, so has her action. Her influence is wherever the Savior is to come to dwell, wherever there shines any reflection of his life. That is to say she is universal—according to her own mode, which is to efface herself in Jesus. So that her unique aim is to produce in us a union ever more immediate and personal with Jesus…

She is not our last end, but she is the sacrament by which our last end sets energizing in us its luminous magnetism. She renders our being ever more present to God, ever more interior to the life of Jesus, as we are more filially receptive to her maternal influence.

But she does not intervene in that supreme communion in which the soul, face to face with its Lord—in the night of this life or in the morning of the beatific vision—hears the unique word which stirs in the unique response by which is consummated the ineffable union that God contracted with it in the mysterious espousals of baptism.

She is not the Source but the “aqueduct” through which the Source flows to us; she is not the Wisdom but the Seat of Wisdom; she is not Life but the enclosed garden in which the river of Life springs up.

In her, as in the Church, it is always Jesus we meet…

Just as the great cathedrals, under the name of Our Lady, are tabernacles of the Host, so Mary gleams in the Church as his Monstrance.

Father Maurice Zundel Magnificat August 2013 Vol 15. No 6, Pages 312-314

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.