Have one “magna carta”: the Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-12). Jesus proclaimed them in the Sermon on the Mount. Live according to them and you will experience a happiness which you will then communicate to all whom you meet. (Cardinal Van Thuan, Five Loaves and Two Fish)


The Beatitudes are the charter document of our true citizenship. As we live by the vision of the
Beatitudes we give witness to where our ultimate citizenship resides: the Kingdom of God. In this living of the Beatitudes we become salt and light for others. “And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same…” (Nelson Mandela)