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Beatitudes of Pope Francis: A Manifesto for the Modern Christian

Beatitudes of Pope Francis: A Manifesto for the Modern Christian

Aidan Donaldson

On the feast of All Saints in November 2016, Pope Francis proposed the practice of six new beatitudes for today’s Christians. In them he emphasised his deepseated concern for, among others, the disenfranchised, for humanitarians, those who work towards repairing our relationship with the earth and those ‘who see God in every person and strive to make others also discover him’.
In his new book, writer, lecturer and social justice activist Aidan Donaldson explores the challenge of these new Beatitudes, presenting them not as alternatives to the blessings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount, but as fresh signposts towards the continued realisation of Christ’s call to discipleship in everyday life.

Dr Aidan Donaldson is an associate consultant in ethos and Catholic schools for the Diocese of Down and Connor and lectures in philosophy at St Malachy’s Junior Seminary, Belfast. He is former Chaplain at St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Belfast and works on a range of projects which advocate for the marginalised and dispossessed in both Ireland and Zambia.


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