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The Beatitudes: A Vision of Gospel Joy

The Beatitudes: A Vision of Gospel Joy

'I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly' (Jn 10:10). This summer, refresh your spiritual vision meditating on the Beatitudes with the Dominican friars.

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8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Mt 5:10)🙏 Questions for reflectionDo I call to mind and pray for Christians suffering persecution around the world?Do I understand my religion too ...

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

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)🙏 Questions for reflectionWhere in my life do I need reconciliation? Do I make a habit of regular sacramental confession? If not, what holds me back?📚 Further readingS...

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6. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8)🙏 Questions for reflectionWhat do I most value? Do I subordinate love of these things to my love of God, so as to truly seek Him "in singleness of heart" (Wis. 1:1)?Have I spurned ...

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4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." (Mt 5:6)🙏 Questions for reflectionWhen I undertake works of charity, do I do so as a duty or with a genuine thirst?When I see injustice, do I measure it agains...

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3. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

🙏 Questions for reflectionIn which ways is God's will present in my life? How does it shape my thoughts, my actions...?How does God see me? What kind of person is he calling me to be? What are the 'masks' concealing who I really am?What are the mome...

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5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy

🙏 Questions for reflectionDo I expect things of others that I myself would not be willing to give?Have I prolonged or exacerbated conflicts or disagreements unnecessarily by refusing to be the first to lose face?Am I willing to accept that God's mer...

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2. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

🙏 Questions for reflectionWhat are the crosses I bear in my own life? What comfort and consolation do I seek for these?📚 Further readingTears at Night, Joy at Dawn - Journal of a Dying Seminarian. A moving account of a young seminarian fa...

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1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

🙏 Questions for reflectionWhat obstacles prevent me from drawing closer to God? What do I still need to let go of?In which ways have I been 'blessed' by God in my life?What does it mean for me to follow Christ? How does my life reflect his teaching ...

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