Living Beatitudes Journey To Life In Christ
Are you thirsting for a deeper life-giving relationship with the Lord?
Rediscover the beauty of the Beatitudes and encounter Christ in a new way. In the Beatitudes, Jesus describes how we can live as his followers and enjoy God's blessings in this life and in the next. In Living the Beatitudes, Fr. Bransfield breaks open the richness of the Beatitudes and gently guides us into the journey of growing into the person God called us to be. He explains the admirable qualities that we see in Jesus and desire for ourselves: gentleness, fidelity, purity of heart, mercy, poverty of spirit, justice, peace, and perseverance in time of persecution.
Living the Beatitudes is divided into two parts.
In Living the Beatitudes, we experience Jesus' loving gaze upon us and his invitation to enter into a deeper, loving relationship with him. Once we begin to live more closely with the Lord through the Beatitudes, we will experience a renewal of his life within us and gain courage to be his faithful followers
“Father Bransfield proposes the mysterious woman at the well as our guide to the Christian virtues we find presented in the Beatitudes, virtues for which we should strive: poverty of spirit, gentleness, solidarity with those who suffer loss, justice, mercy, purity of heart, peace, and the ability to suffer persecution for what is right.”
— From the Foreword by Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, OH
“To read Living the Beatitudes: A Journey to Life in Christ is to set out on a journey which holds the promise of an encounter with the Lord, Jesus Christ. To take up this book is to be given a map which leads to the discovery of the mystery of oneself.”
— Mother Agnes Donovan, SV, Superior General, Sisters of Life, Yonkers, NY
“The gifts of the Holy Spirit, virtues, and Beatitudes are explained in an easy and accessible manner for Catholics.”
— Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, KY
“Fr. Bransfield opens up for us the Lord’s invitation to an intimate, eternal relationship, and the reader will find in these pages a gentle but sure guide for responding to that invitation.”
— Most Reverend Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, WA