The Beatitudes – 2. Blessed are the those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

The Beatitudes – 2. Blessed are the those who mourn, for they shall be comforted

The Beatitudes | The second of our summer series on The Beatitudes from St Matthew’s Gospel. Why should mourning bring us happiness?

‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly’ (Jn 10:10)

Refresh your spiritual vision this summer with our series of meditations on the Beatitudes. Starting this week and until early September, we shall release a weekly audio meditation to help you reflect on the vision of Gospel joy that lies at the foundation of all Christian discipleship

Today, Br John Bernard Church reflects on the Second Beatitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (Mt 5:4).

The full text of this meditation can be found here.

To receive these reflections via email, along with accompanying suggestions for prayer and reading, find us on Hozana.



Br John Bernard, raised a Catholic by an English father and Dutch mother, first encountered the Dominicans at Blackfriars while studying Classics at the University of Oxford, and entered the noviciate in 2018. An attraction to religious life initially grew out of time spent working with the Missionaries of Charity, which then crystallised into a Dominican vocation through a desire to integrate the contemplative life with preaching and study. Based on his recent reading, he looks forward to delving further into St John of the Cross and the Carmelite mystics, as well as combining his preaching vocation with a love of the outdoors.

Comments (1)

  • A Website Visitor

    Thank you for this! It’s very helpful to remember how to look at our mourning and how it is linked to happiness.

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