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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.7

Daily Devotional: The Blessed Virgin Mary Gift of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom—the gift of contemplative reflection on, and love for, divine things. It enables one to assess the world by revealed truths and instills peace in the soul. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” The Blessed Mother: May we experience God’s protection as Mary did, by imitating her obedience to God’s Will. Protection Through Obedience. Jesus: The life of Christ exemplified prudence, always seeking to do God’s Will alone. May we do the same.
Glorious Characteristic: Impassability—we will be immune from death and pain. (Rev 21:4, I Cor 15:50-57) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Forgive offenses. Corporal Work of Mercy: Give drink to the thirsty. Sacrament: Anointing of the Sick Commandments:
  1. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  2. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Do whatever He tells you.”

Today’s Reading

Blessed Are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God

1 Maccabees 2:51-53, 55, 57-61

The men mentioned in this passage of Maccabees were truly Sons of God, bearers of His Word, and faithful witnesses of the Covenant Law. May we follow their wisdom and courage in standing up for the Lord.

“Remember the deeds that our ancestors did in their times, and you shall win great honor and an everlasting name.
Was not Abraham found faithful in trial, and it was credited to him as righteousness?
Joseph, when in distress, kept the commandment, and he became master of Egypt.
Joshua, for executing his commission, became a judge in Israel.
David, for his loyalty, received as a heritage a throne of eternal kingship.
Elijah, for his burning zeal for the law, was taken up to heaven.
Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael, for their faith, were saved from the fire.
Daniel, for his innocence, was delivered from the mouths of lions.
And so, consider this from generation to generation, that none who hope in Heaven shall fail in strength.”

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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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