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Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.6

Daily Devotional: The Passion/The Sacred Heart of Jesus Gift of the Holy Spirit: Understanding—the gift of insight into the spiritual perceptions of the heart. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we live the Truth in word and deed. Jesus: May we, like Jesus, live in truthfulness, acknowledging God to others in word and deed.
Glorious Characteristic: Clarity—the glory of our souls will be visible in our bodies. We will be beautiful and radiant. (Rev 4:3, I Cor 15:40) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Instruct the uninformed. Corporal Work of Mercy: Clothe the naked. Sacrament: Confession Commandment:
  1. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Thought for the Day: Jesus: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Today’s Reading

Feast Day of St. Angela of the Cross

Ángela Guerrero Gonzalez was born in Seville, Spain, in 1846. She was one of 14 children. Her family was poor, but their faith was strong. Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations were a cause for great celebration. Ángela’s mother encouraged the children to honor our Blessed Mother, Mary. The family prayed the Rosary together often.
When she was 12, Ángela had to quit school to work in a shoe repair shop. Her boss, Antonia Maldonado, was also a faith-filled person. During breaks from work, the employees prayed together and listened to their employer read stories of the lives of the saints. Mrs. Maldonado saw that Ángela wanted to live a holy life. She introduced Ángela to Father Jose Torres Padilla, who became Ángela’s spiritual director and helped her to grow in faith.
Ángela’s greatest desire was to become a nun, but her health was so frail that she was rejected by one order of nuns. She was accepted by another community but was not well enough to complete her training. She had to return home to work in the shoe shop. But through prayer and discussions with Father Torres, Ángela felt that God was calling her to make private vows and to serve the poor and dying. Soon other women joined her in her mission. They formed a contemplative religious order called the Sisters of the Company of the Cross.
She died in 1932, but during Sister Ángela’s lifetime, the order she founded grew to 25 convents. Their work continues today. St. Angela was beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 5, 1982.
We celebrate St. Ángela’s commitment to God. Her example teaches us to offer our gifts and talents to God and to trust that he will use them to make the world a better place.
St. Angela of the Cross, pray for us.

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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.

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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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