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The Beatitudes – 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake

The Beatitudes – 8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake

The Beatitudes | “We sometimes hear it said that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church… It might as well be said that it is the cement of the Church in every present generation” Br Bede reflects on the blessedness of the persecuted in the Eighth Beatitude.

 

‘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 Bede Mullens reflects on the Eighth Beatitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:10).

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.

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Br Bede was born in Enfield and grew up in Essex. He read Literae Humaniores at St Hugh’s College in the University of Oxford. It was in Oxford that he first met the Dominicans, and he joined the Order in 2017 after completing his degree. The writings of Pope Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger greatly influenced his development in the Faith. He retains a wide interest in literature; among religious authors, he particularly admires St Augustine and St John Henry Newman.
bede.mullens@english.op.org