Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catholic Lists: The Beatitudes

Through the centuries, catechists (those who teach the Faith) have found much value in relaying important aspects of the Catholic faith in easily-learned groupings and lists. This post is the newest in a series of posts which present some of the better-known teachings and beliefs of our Catholic faith, in list form. These are lists every Catholic should have learned as a child. If you didn't learn them then, it's not too late now... 

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati (d. 1925) was described
by Pope John Paul II as "the Man of the Beatitudes."
He died at the age of 24 after devoting his time and
energy to serving the poor of his hometown.

As found in Matthew 5:3-10:

1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

2. Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.

3. Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted

4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill

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 children of God

8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven