2022 Assembly


Beatitudes, a Contemporary Version against Human Trafficking


The Gospel of St. Matthew includes an account of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, a list of eight blessings for those who are poor in spirit, meek, in mourning, hungering for justice, merciful, clean of heart, peacemakers and suffering persecution for justice’s sake (5:3-10). We know these blessings as the Beatitudes.
What if Jesus gave his sermon today? Recently the members of the Sisters of Mercy International Working Group on Human Trafficking reimagined the Beatitudes with a focus on one of the most debasing  and horrific scourges of our time: human trafficking.
Full text available here: Beatitudes – Contemporary Version from the Sisters of Mercy
Source: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person