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8Beats – A New Look at the Beatitudes – Video

8Beats is an exciting effort at evangelization through film.  Slated for release in 2018, 8Beats is an Anthology of eight short films, each a contemporary reflection on one of the 8 Beatitudes of Matthew's gospel.  Produced by over 70 of the best Catholic filmmakers in...

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Blessed are the Mourning & the Meek – Leo the Great

Leo on the second & third of the Beatitudes, calling blessed the meek and those who mourn. The mourning Christ references here has little to do with worldly sorrow, and the reward promised to the lowly & gentle goes well beyond the things of...

Blessed the Poor in Spirit – Leo the Great

Leo the Great, comments on the first of the Beatitudes "blessed are the poor in spirit." He makes clear that it is not economic poverty that is blessed, but that poverty of spirit called humility expressed in generosity to others and detachment from the...

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Hope of Seeing God – Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa continues his reflections on the Beatitude "blessed are the pure for they shall see God" (Mat. 5:8) by showing how purity of heart is the key the opens the way to seeing, to the hope of the vision of God....

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart – Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa, commenting on the beatitude "blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God," compares God to an inaccessible rock, a mountain peak impossible to climb except to those lifted up, as Peter was, by the strong hand of Jesus....