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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.2

Daily Devotional: Holy Spirit/Holy Souls Gift of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge—the correct estimation of created things and their relative value before God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, let us look to Jesus as our Good Shepherd. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, let us imitate His generosity of heart in being merciful to others.
Glorious Characteristic: Integrity—we will retain all the parts of our old bodies, our bodies will be complete. (John 20:24-27) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Comfort the sorrowful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Comfort the imprisoned. Sacrament: Confirmation Commandment:
  1. Honor your father and mother.
Thought for the Day: Adapted from Mother Teresa: Prayer leads to humility, which leads to obedience, which leads to love, which leads to eternal life.

Today’s Reading

Generosity of Heart

“A Missionary Heart”

Pope Francis speaks of having a missionary heart to evangelize. Christopher West comments on this. “A person with a missionary heart does not look at the world through binoculars. He doesn’t stand at a distance from the sheep, but gets up close and ‘takes on their smell.’ And when he finds one injured or one that has lost its way, he cares for it tenderly and with compassion. For he knows that he, too, is a wounded sheep in need of the tender care of others.
A person with a missionary heart knows well the difference between the sin and the sinner. He speaks always with clarity and charity. He knows that sin is a disordered attachment to something good, is able to affirm that good, and patiently helps a person redirect his desires toward the ultimate good (God) that alone can satisfy. And he does so without any hint of self-righteousness, superiority, or condemnation of others.”

Pope Francis, Arranged with Commentary by Christopher West Christopher West, 2014, page 34. “Pope Francis to Go, Bite-Sized Morsels From ‘The Joy of the Gospel’”

About Us


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.