The blessing is within the experience

The abiding power of the Beatitudes is the theology
that Jesus is a friend who walks beside us.


Fr Richard Leonard SJ is a man of many parts: Jesuit priest, author, educator and film critic, in addition to being an engaging public speaker. In this podcast with Pat Doyle from Irish Jesuit Comunications, he brings every single one of those elements into the discussion. He says “Mahatma Gandhi – who didn’t believe Jesus was God – said the Beatitudes were the most sublime message ever stated by a human being. And I think that’s right. 

The Beatitudes – ‘The blessing is within the experience’

Buy your copy of Fr Richard Leonard’s latest book, The Law of Love: Modern Words for Ancient Language or read what he said when launching the book.

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