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<May 4, 2020>

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

Blessed Are They Who Mourn

Today is one year that my brother passed away. I mourn. He was such a beautiful light in so many lives. To whomever you spoke, each had a way he held a special place in their heart.
Doesn’t it seem that way about those God takes early in life? You wonder why someone so good had to go so soon. But the answer may lie in the question itself. They are so good. They already have gotten it right. The example of their dignity in suffering is one we can only hope to emulate, given the chance. Some who may have been taken without suffering had already served in their lives bringing joy and recognition to those with whom they came in contact. Ordinary everyday people are rarely recognized as saints in the church. But our hearts know they made a difference. Our hearts know Jesus must be so pleased with their service.
Today, let our hearts remember the loved ones we have lost from our physical sight. May we feel their presence with us as we carry them in our hearts. May we know, Jesus comforts us in our mourning.
I miss you Tom.

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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.