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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.2

Daily Devotional: Holy Spirit/Holy Souls Gift of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge—the correct estimation of created things and their relative value before God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, let us look to Jesus as our Good Shepherd. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, let us imitate His generosity of heart in being merciful to others.
Glorious Characteristic: Integrity—we will retain all the parts of our old bodies, our bodies will be complete. (John 20:24-27) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Comfort the sorrowful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Comfort the imprisoned. Sacrament: Confirmation Commandment:
  1. Honor your father and mother.
Thought for the Day: Adapted from Mother Teresa: Prayer leads to humility, which leads to obedience, which leads to love, which leads to eternal life.

Today’s Reading

Psalm 5

Give ear to my words, O Lord; understand my sighing.
Attend to the sound of my cry, my king and my God!
For to you I will pray, Lord; in the morning you will hear my voice;
in the morning I will plead before you and wait.
You are not a god who delights in evil; no wicked person finds refuge with you;
the arrogant cannot stand before your eyes.
You hate all who do evil; you destroy those who speak falsely.
A bloody and fraudulent man the Lord abhors.
But I, through the abundance of your mercy, will enter into your house.
I will bow down toward your holy sanctuary out of fear of you.
Lord, guide me in your justice because of my foes; make straight your way before me.
For there is no sincerity in their mouth; their heart is corrupt.
Their throat is an open grave; on their tongue are subtle lies.
Declare them guilty, God; make them fall by their own devices.
Drive them out for their many sins; for they have rebelled against you.
Then all who trust in you will be glad and forever shout for joy.
You will protect them and those will rejoice in you who love your name.
For you, Lord, bless the just one; you surround him with favor like a shield.

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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.