1. Blessed are the poor in spirit:
the reign of God is theirs.
2. Blessed are the sorrowing:
they shall be consoled.
3. Blessed are the lowly:
they shall inherit the land.
4. Blessed are they who hunger
and thirst for holiness:
they shall have their fill.
5. Blessed are they who show
mercy: mercy shall be theirs.
6. Blessed are the single-hearted:
for they shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be called sons of God.
8. Blessed are those persecuted
for holiness' sake: the reign of
God is theirs.
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The Catholic Source Book
A Collection of Prayers and Information to Help Learn, Renew,
Teach and Live the Risen Life of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church (Item