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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.3

Daily Devotional: Angels/Apostles Gift of the Holy Spirit: Piety—the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we take comfort in the Invisible Reality. There is no division between heaven and earth. All of heaven is available to us if we but ask. Jesus: Jesus was gentle with the woman caught in adultery. May we imitate His gentleness in dealing with others.
Glorious Characteristic: Identity—we will retain our original identity. We will be essentially the same person as before we died. (John 20:11-16) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Admonish sinners Corporal Work of Mercy: Welcome those away from home (the Church). Shelter the homeless. Sacrament: Communion Commandment:
  1. You shall not kill.
Thought for the Day: St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord; our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

Today’s Reading

Blessed Antony Neyrot

Martyr, (A.D. 1460)

“Antony Neyrot was born at Rivoli in Piedmont, and entered the Dominican priory of San Marco in Florence, then under the direction of St. Antoninus.  After being professed he was sent to one of the houses of the order in Sicily.  Between Naples and Sicily his ship was boarded by pirates, who carried him to Tunis, where he was sold as a slave.  He succeeded in obtaining his freedom, but only to fall into a worse captivity, for the study of the Koran led him to adjure his faith and to become a Mohammedan.  For several months he had practised the religion of the false prophet when his eyes were suddenly opened, in consequence, it is said, of a vision he had of St. Antoninus.  Smitten with contrition, he at once sent away his wife, did penance, and resumed the daily recitation of the office.  Then he went before the ruler of Tunis in his friar’s habit and, in the presence of a great crowd, openly renounced his heresy and proclaimed the religion of Jesus Christ as the one true faith.  Arguments, promises and threats were employed without being able to shake him.  Eventually he was condemned to death, and perished by stoning and by sword cuts as he knelt in prayer with hands upraised.  His body was given over to the flames, but portions of his relics which remained unconsumed were sold to Genoese merchants, who took them back to Italy.  The cultus of Blessed Antony was approved in 1767.”<br><br>May we ask for the gift of Piety- the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials.

Edited, Revised and Supplemented by Herbert j. Thurston, S.J. and Donald Attwate Christian Classics Westminster, Maryland 1990 Butler’s Lives of the Saints, Volume II, page 64

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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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