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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.1

Daily Devotional:
The Holy Trinity/The Resurrection
Gift of the Holy Spirit:
Fear of the Lord—a gift of reverence for God.
Proclamation of Faith:
“I believe in God the Father.”
The Blessed Mother:
In imitation of the Blessed Mother, we are called to the humility she possessed at the Annunciation.
In imitation of Jesus, we are called to the humility He showed at becoming man.
Glorious Characteristic:
Subtlety—our bodies will be free from restraint by matter, yet palpable. (John 20:19-23)
Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Pray for the living and the dead
Corporal Work of Mercy:
Feed the hungry
  1. I am the Lord Your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Thought for the Day:
Blessed Virgin Mary: “Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”

Today’s Reading

Twenty-Fifith Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 20:1-16

Today's gospel is a difficult one to swallow. Jesus tells the parable of the workers who come to work for the daily wage. Some are hired first in the morning. And then others throughout the day until the last are hired shortly before quitting time.
As they are called to recieve their wages, the last hired recieve the same as the first who worked all day. There is grumbling and anger.
How would you feel?
Jesus relates that the owner said this: "My friend, I am not cheating you. Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?"
We must be careful not to judge, evaluate, compare. Hold fast to Jesus. Keep your eyes on Him.

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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.