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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.1

Daily Devotional: The Holy Trinity/The Resurrection Gift of the Holy Spirit: Fear of the Lord—a gift of reverence for God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in God the Father.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, we are called to the humility she possessed at the Annunciation. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, we are called to the humility He showed at becoming man.
Glorious Characteristic: Subtlety—our bodies will be free from restraint by matter, yet palpable. (John 20:19-23) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Pray for the living and the dead Corporal Work of Mercy: Feed the hungry Sacrament: Baptism Commandments:
  1. I am the Lord Your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”

Today’s Reading

Knowing Jesus as the Messiah

Call diligently to mind whatever God’s goodness has done for you. Remember that it is he who has created you, who has kept you, who has redeemed you; that by his grace you have been baptized, you have been called, you have received good inspirations, you have been preserved from many evils, and have in fine, a multitude of benefits bestowed on you. If you weigh these things in a just balance, you will find that whatsoever the heavens include and whatsoever the earth contains are benefits proceeding from him, that all the members and senses, which compose your body, are so many of his gifts; that all the moments you breathe are so many favors you receive from his hand; that the bread you eat, the earth you walk on, the sun which lights you, the heavens which encompass you, and whatever serves for the entertainment of your life are presents that he makes you; and in fine, to comprehend all in one word, all the good in the world are his benefits, since he created all this good for you, and has preserved you from the greatest of evils, that is, dying in your sins, it being certain that no misery is suffered by one man with another may not undergo.

Is there any thing then you ought to be more sensible of than your having lived in such a forgetfulness of God, who has carried you, as it were, in his arms, whose goodness has given you subsistence, whose spirit has given you life, whose sun has warmed you, whose providence has protected you; and finally, in who, and by whom you move, live, and have your being?

Venerable Louis of Granada Magnificat March 2013 Vol. 14, No. 13, Pages 234-235

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Mission

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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