The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus’ preaching (CCC 1716), yet how often do we take time to truly reflect on these blessings given to us by Jesus? Just two months before he was sent to the Korean War, Father Emil Kapaun gave a series of reflections on the Beatitudes, which proved to be a foreshadowing of how he would pour out his own life for his men. In this series, you will have the opportunity to explore the Beatitudes one-by-one through the living example of men and women like you, as well as through Father Kapaun’s own example. The Beatitudes are guideposts on our journey towards our heavenly blessing! (9 Sessions)
Please Note: This series is intended to follow after the Kapaun’s Men Virtue Series, which introduces you to the life and virtues of Servant of God Emil Kapaun. You may also wish to view the Kapaun’s Men Stewardship Series
The only recorded audio of Father Kapaun kicks off this series on the Beatitudes. Afterwards, Father John Lanzrath and Joe Farris return to help us understand how Jesus calls us to the blessings and fulfilment of the Kingdom of God through the Beatitudes. We hope you join us on this journey!
Most of us desire to do great things for the Lord, but the first Beatitude teaches us that humility and reliance on God are the beginning of holiness. Adam Riopel recounts the story of how a shocking diagnosis caused him to rely solely upon God, and how abandonment to God's will has opened up so ...
None of us can truly prepare for the death of a loved one and the sadness that it brings. However, our faith can bring blessings even out of mourning, as the Bergkamp family shows after the unexpected death of their son Brian. It is never easy, but Christian mourning can bring us closer to God.
As men, we often associate meekness with weakness, but we couldn't be more wrong. Daniel and Sarah Dellasega show us how to live strength with love and trust in God, even in difficult moments. When we do this, we grow in likeness to Christ our Good Shepherd, just as Father Kapaun did.
Blessed are They who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Do you hunger more for your own comfort or for others to come to know the love of God? In this session, missionary Andy Churray inspires us with the zeal he has for bringing the love of God to inner city teens and the joy that comes with it.
Matt Brown was an up-and-coming bicycle racer when his life took an unexpected turn. Reintroduced to Christ through a brother-in-law, Matt is forced with a decision to bear a grudge or to embrace Christ's call to forgiveness.
Being clean of heart starts with being all-in for God. Over time God gradually invites us to grow closer to Him, purifying us of things that get in the way of our relationship with Him. Mark Bauman shares the story of how God's grace continues to transform his life in this beautiful story of God'...
This session focuses on the story of Robert Reichenberger, who as a police officer seeks to be a peacemaker by profession. Even though things in his life seemed to be going well, Robert's world is turned upside down by a crippling disease, but he is invited to a new level of peace with himself an...
Blessed are They who are Persecuted for the Sake of Righteousness
In this session we return to Father Kapaun, who just months before his capture reminded his troops that there will come a time when each of us must make a choice between being loyal to the true faith or giving our allegiance to something else. Faced with persecutions to make him choose the easy r...