Today the Vatican released the Message of Francis concerning his upcoming inaugural First World Day of the Poor to be celebrated on 19 November 2017. In the document, Francis give the Novus Ordo three additional ‘beatitudes’.
- Blessed... are the open hands that embrace the poor and help them: they are hands that bring hope.
- Blessed are the hands that reach beyond every barrier of culture, religion and nationality, and pour the balm of consolation over the wounds of humanity.
- Blessed are the open hands that ask nothing in exchange, with no “ifs” or “buts” or “maybes”: they are hands that call down God’s blessing upon their brothers and sisters.
More of the modernist dross that fits right in with Francis’ previous new ‘beatitudes’.
More of Francis’ beatitudes