The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

  1. Blessed are the poor in spirit;  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  2. Blessed are the meek;  for they shall possess the land.
  3. Blessed are they that mourn;  for they shall be comforted.
  4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice;  for they shall be filled.
  5. Blessed are the merciful;  for they shall obtain mercy.
  6. Blessed are the clean of heart;  for they shall see God.
  7. Blessed are the peacemakers;  for they shall be called the children of God.
  8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake;  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Beatitudes come from Matthew 5:1-10

[1] And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him. [2] And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying: [3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [4] Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. [5] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  [3] The poor in spirit: That is, the humble; and they whose spirit is not set upon riches.  [6] Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. [7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. [8] Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. [9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. [10] Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

As published in BLESSED BE GOD A Complete Catholic Prayer Book © 1925 and THE MAN OF GOD Catholic Prayers and Devotions For Men © 1927 by Very Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P., S.T.M. and Very Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P., S.T.M. and Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962, © 2004

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