"Our Lord began his public life on the Mount of the Beatitudes and closed it on the Mount of Calvary. This books tells the story of how he practiced the meekness, the mercy, and the poverty of the Beatitudes." - Ven. Fulton Sheen

In this episode of Risking Enchantment Rachel and Phoebe discuss the short book by Ven. Fulton Sheen called The Cross and the Beatitudes. In this book, Sheen correlates the Beatitudes to the seven last words of Christ, and in so doing he illuminates how Christ embodied the Beatitudes not only in his ministry but in the Passion itself. It is a book full of insight and wisdom, and at under 100 pages it is an ideal devotional to read this Holy Week. 

We wish you all a prayerful Holy Week and a blessed Easter Season.

 

Works Mentioned:

The Cross and the Beatitudes by Ven. Fulton Sheen

The Beauty and Ugliness of the Cross - Risking Enchantment

Sacred Songs for Sorrowful Times: Music for Holy Week - Risking Enchantment

The World’s First Love by Ven. Fulton Sheen

“The Beatitudes Confront the Seven Deadly Sins” by Dennis and Rose Wingfield

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

"The Seven Words Spoken by Jesus Christ on the Cross" by St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

What We're Enjoying at the Moment:

Phoebe:

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Pints with Jack: Season 4 - The Screwtape Letters

 

Rachel:

Tolkien's Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages by Holly Ordway

Boreas/Zephyrus Vinyl by The Oh Hellos

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