Tag Archives: Augustine of Hippo

Union With God in Heaven

Father Cassilly writes: “In the consummation of our union with God in heaven, time and space will seem to vanish for us, a moment of this sublimation into companionship with the Deity will lengthen into a century, and a century … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes

St. Augustine of Hippo in his commentary on the Sermon on the Mount (II, 11) shows a correlation between the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:9-13) and the Beatitudes (Mt 5:1-12). First, concerning the petition “Our Father which … Continue reading

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Gifts and Beatitudes

St. Augustine of Hippo shows how the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit correspond to the first seven Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-9), and how these seven are contained in the Eighth Beatitude (Mt 5:10). He says: “Here the first place is … Continue reading

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The Blessed: Persecuted and Rewarded

After proclaiming the Eight Beatitudes, Christ promised to bless His faithful disciples. He said: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and … Continue reading

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The Eighth Beatitude

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:10). “‘Blessed are they who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake, that is for virtue, for defending others, for piety, for all these things … Continue reading

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The Seventh Beatitude

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Mt 5:9). “When you have made your inward parts clean from every of sin, that dissentions and contentions may not proceed from your temper, begin peace within … Continue reading

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The Sixth Beatitude

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). “The merciful loses the benefit of his mercy, unless he shows it from a pure heart; for if he seeks to have whereof to boast, he loses … Continue reading

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