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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 Fifth Beatitude

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). “Justice and mercy are so united, that the one ought to be mingled with the other; justice without mercy is cruelty; mercy without justice, profusion.” -Glossa Ordinaria “The merciful … Continue reading

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The Fourth Beatitude

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Mt 5:6). “As soon as I have wept for my sins, I begin to hunger and thirst after righteousness. He who is afflicted with any … Continue reading

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The Third Beatitude

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Mt 5:5). “When I have learned contentment in poverty, the next lesson is to govern my heart and temper. For what good is it to me to be without worldly … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ entrusted His followers with this task: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Mt 5:16). Hear how His … Continue reading

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A Lampstand

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Neither do men light a lamp to put it under a corn-measure, but on a stand, to give light to all that are in the house” (Mt 5:15). Let us hear how … Continue reading

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