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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

Feast Day of St. John Gabriel Perboyre

St. John was the oldest son of a farmer in Le Puech, France. He had seven younger siblings. Three of the brothers joined the Vincentian Fathers and two of the Daughter became Daughters of Charity.
When his younger brother was accepted into the Vincentian Seminary, his parents asked him to accompany the brother until he was settled. He was surprised to find that he was also drawn to join the Vincentians. His parents supported his decision to join the order rather than return home to farm.
In 1820, St. John was ordained a Vincentian priest. He hoped to become a missionary and travel to China, however he was assigned to be a supervisor of the mother-house in Paris.
In 1835, he began his journey to China as a missionary. It took five months to arrive. He served the poor in Ho Nan China before being transferred to Hubei.
Persecution began in 1839 and St. John Gabriel was arrested. After being tortured, he was found guilty of preaching Christianity and condemned to death. He was tied to a stake and strangled. His body was retrieved and buried in the mission cemetery.
Pope John Paul II canonized St. John Gabriel Perboyre in 1996.
He is known to have said: “One does good for souls only by prayer. In all that you do, work only to please God, otherwise you would waste your time and effort.”

St. John Gabriel Perboyre, 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.


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.