The Word Among Us

February 2023 Issue

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

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Publisher's Letter

Blessed Are You

This month I am delighted to welcome Fr. Jacques Philippe as our guest writer. Fr. Jacques is a member of a religious community in France called the Community of the Beatitudes. More »


Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

I would like to offer you a reflection on the Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew. In Jesus’ speech to the crowds at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, he speaks as the new Moses, who proclaims the new law of the kingdom of God. More »

Receive a New Heart

In our first article, we discovered that the Lord loves the poor, hears their cries for help, and saves them. One person may be poor in the material sense, another might experience a sense of powerlessness, and still another might possess a disposition of poverty. More »

Blessed Are You

I will now return to the Beatitudes that come after the first one so that we can better understand the interior attitudes that they are inviting us to practice. More »

Special Feature

The Universal Brother

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. (John 3:16) More »