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Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Father Pegues continues his discussion of St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching on the virtues by mentioning the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. We have need of the three theological virtues and the four cardinal morals virtues in order to … 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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