6th Beatitude – Nov 27 – Homily – Fr Terrance
Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Nov 27, 2021, where he continues his series on the beatitudes with a reflection on the 6th Beatitude, blessed are the pure of heart which very much pertains to the pure Virgin Mary which is fitting since today is the feast of the Miraculous Medal, which is the medal of the Immaculate Conception.
Purity fits in with mercy and charity of neighbor as well as love of God.
Purity involves moral purity: purity of mind, and body.
Purity is key to being close to Christ, believing, understanding, and obeying His teaching.
Be detached from material things which will give joy.
The pure of heart will see God, enjoy the beatific vision
Explains the need for purgatory, to achieve purity in the heart.
Four things to achieve purity of heart from CCC 2520 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2520.htm
- Virtue and gift of chastity
- Purity of intentions
- Purity of vision
Mass: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal - Feast
Readings: - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/112721.cfm
1st: rev 12:11, 5-6, 14-17
Resp: psa 45:11-12, 14-17
Gsp: joh 2:1-11
More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1229
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