BEATITUDES 2: WHY ARE “THOSE WHO MOURN,” BLESSED?


BEATITUDES 2: WHY ARE “THOSE WHO MOURN,” BLESSED? 4 “Those who mourn”: here our Lord is saying that those are blessed who suffer from any kind of affliction — particularly those who are genuinely sorry for their sins, or are pained by the offences which others offer God, and who bear their suffering with love…

BEATITUDES 1: WHAT DOES “POOR IN SPIRIT” MEAN?


BEATITUDES 1: WHAT DOES “POOR IN SPIRIT” MEAN? The Commentary to the Gospel of St. Matthew (Navarre Bible) explains that:  “This text outlines the connection between poverty and the soul. This religious concept of poverty was deeply rooted in the Old Testament (cf., for example, Zeph 2:311). It was more to do with a RELIGIOUS…