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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

Feast Day of The Most Holy Trinity

In 1680, after finishing a sermon before a crowd of thousands in an enormous Vienna square, Augustinian preacher Abraham Santa Clare asked the choir band to use their instruments to share their adoration and gratitude to the Holy Trinity, “upon which the whole group of many trumpets and kettle-drums right joyfully broke out in a ringing fanfare.” The Feast of the Holy Trinity was celebrated in France and Spain on the Sunday after Pentecost as early as the year 1,000, but the Roman Church resisted the feast for 300 more years, arguing that every Sunday, and every day, was a celebration of The Trinity. Finally, in 1334, after the celebration was widespread, the pope officially established the feast, which was especially popular throughout most of the late Middle Ages. The date of the feast, the Sunday after Pentecost, is a sign that salvation (culminating in Pentecost) was accomplished by The Trinity- The Father, through The Son, in The Holy Spirit.

During the Middle Ages, the people embraced the event with enthusiasm, Holy Trinity Confraternities thrived, and the Holy day even developed its own stories and superstitions. People thought that all weather on Trinity Sunday was blessed, especially “Trinity rain,” which was said to be healing and even miraculous. Also, it was believed that no evil spirits could roam the earth on that day. According to one folktale, at midnight on the feast day, divine flowers that could cure diseases, protect against accidents, and find treasures briefly blossomed. It was also thought that those who refused to honor the sacred day were punished with misfortune until the following Trinity Sunday.

Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us.

http://www.catholicdigest.com/faith/201106-06feast-of-the-holy-trinity/

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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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