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Tag Archive for ‘Beatitudes’

Thursday 6 December

Isaiah 26:1-6; Psalm 117 (118):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27; Matthew 7:21, 24-27 Foundation in God Jesus, the teacher, for most of his life, was a carpenter. Most likely, he worked as a day-labourer building houses in the variable climate of Galilee. The parable of the two builders ends the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7) in […]

All Saints

Pope Francis’ address after the Angelus, St Peter’s Square, 1 November 2017 The Solemnity of All Saints is ‘our’ celebration: not because we are good, but because the sanctity of God has touched our life. The Saints are not perfect models, but people through whom God has passed. We can compare them to the Church […]

Wednesday 13 June

St Anthony of Padua 1 Kings 18:20-39, Psalm 16, Matthew 5:17-19 Fulfilment of the Law We have a clearer picture of this gospel reading if we see that it follows the Beatitudes. It’s in the Beatitudes that Jesus revealed the fulfilment of the rules and regulations that were so important to the scribes and Pharisees. […]

Monday 6 June

Memorial of St. Marcellin Champagnat, Priest 1 Kings 17:1-6; Ps. 121; Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes, a blueprint Because Israel has strayed from God’s way, Elijah calls down a great famine on the land. In the Gospel reading, Jesus gives us a blueprint for acting that will assure us of God’s presence and action in our […]

On the Beatitudes and in Korea

Christians should memorise the beatitudes which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis has said. Speaking at his weekly audience at the Vatican on August 6, the Pope linked the beatitudes, the Ten Commandments and the Last Judgement. Some 6000 people heard the Pope tell them he was so serious about Christians […]