Category Archives: Beatitudes Project

Summer Beatitudes Project: A Summary

My children finally finished collecting all of their keys to living on the third floor of faith–the keys to living out the Beatitudes.  I didn’t explain all of the keys and Beatitudes in detail on my blog, but I wanted … Continue reading

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Summer Beatitudes Project: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Evil?

What would you do if you knew your children were headed into a war zone tomorrow?  Would you not prepare them, protect them, and talk to them about how to fight the dangers they would surely encounter? Today our family … Continue reading

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Summer Beatitudes Project: The First Three Beatitudes

In his book Keys to the Third Floor, Father Philip Dion explains the viewpoint of St. Thomas Aquinas that living the first three beatitudes removes the obstacles to virtue, while the rest of the beatitudes help us to positively build … Continue reading

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Summer Beatitudes Project: The First Key- Do a Good Job Always, to Please God

  Obedience often gets a bad rap these days. The general consensus of society seems to be that “no one can tell me what to do.” Accepting the word of authority is difficult. It requires humility, a surrendering of ego, … Continue reading

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Summer Beatitudes Project: The Three Floors

  Here it is.  Our chart for getting to heaven!  Father Philip Dion’s book Keys to the Third Floor: How to Live Religious Life provides a wonderful blueprint for how to keep your life centered around Christ.  Part of what … Continue reading

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Summer Beatitudes Project: First Thing’s First

    I couldn’t help myself.  I had to dip my toes in the waves.  I had to see the white foam circle around my feet and feel the sand pull from beneath my soles as the water receded.  Not … Continue reading

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