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Thursday

<July 16, 2020>

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

I Believe in the Communion of Saints

St. Dymphna

In Volume Five, Jesus the Redeemer, we hear from St. Dymphna. “You are never asked to carry crosses alone, little brothers and sisters. That would be asking too much and I must tell you that the reason we became saints is that we were experts at letting Jesus carry our earthly crosses. In this way we could do heroic things because we did not try to do them ourselves. We simply turned them over to Jesus and cheerfully, (at times cheerfully, bur I must say that I was not always cheerful), resumed our earthly walk. Now this requires trust because only if you trust in the complete and total goodness of Jesus can you walk confidently while carrying a great cross. So you must learn to trust. I will help you. I will be the saint of trusting Jesus with heavy crosses during this time. When all looks grim and you are frightened, you must come to me and say, ‘Dymphna, get me more trust, quickly.’ I will begin working in heaven immediately. Jesus will not turn away from a request from a soul who is looking for greater trust in Him. In this then we will work on the cross itself.”

As given to Anne, a lay apostle Direction for Our Times, 2013, pages 46-47. Volume Five, “Jesus the Redeemer”

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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.

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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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