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Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.5

Daily Devotional: The Holy Eucharist/Priesthood Gift of the Holy Spirit: Counsel—the gift that assists decision making and helps to guard against rashness; as an interior guide, it assists one to counsel others and to extend compassion to them. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Communion of Saints.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother after the passion, may we refrain from judging others. Mary’s example was an encouragement to the apostles. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, may we treat all those we encounter with kindness.
Glorious Characteristic: Quality—our bodies will be youthful and will retain our original gender. (Practice seeing all as a child of God.) (Rev 1:12-18) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Counsel the doubtful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Bury the dead. Sacrament: Holy Orders Commandment:
  1. You shall not steal.
Thought for the Day: Padre Pio: “Pray, hope and don’t worry.”

Today’s Reading

Our Beloved Priests

In honor of the Priesthood, let us read the words of the Blessed Mother to her priests. “A priest must be like Jesus in everything…a priest must complete the duties he has been chosen to complete…obedient to his superiors…a priest must always be concerned that he is walking the most direct path to heaven…A priest is called to a higher, more direct path to holiness and this is what he must concern himself with, as opposed to a person in the world whose duty often keeps him in the world…My son, you can not imagine the changes you will witness. Souls will tumble over themselves to be back on the heavenly path. Priests will thank God for their vocations because they will be mnistering to souls who long for Jesus and who only want to serve…Priests will return to their rightful place in the world and they will be worthy of that place. It is that which I seek now, my son, to restore worthiness to your fellow priests. Will you help your mother with this heavenly call?”
Take a moment this week to thank your parish priest for his vocation. May God bless our priests.

As Given to Anne, a lay apostle Volume Three, The Blessed Mother Speaks to Her Bishops, Priests and Religious, August 11, 2003, pages 55-56. Direction for Our Times, Oak Lawn, IL

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Mission

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.

Content

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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