These are worth taking a few moments to reflect upon.

Eight Beatitudes for Catechists

Blessed are the catechists who listen to their students, especially the one with repeated questions, for they possess The Ears of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who see the needs of their students, especially the ones unrecognized by others for they possess The Eyes of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who speak kindly to their students, especially the ones without positive motivation, for they possess The Mouth of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who gently touch their students, especially the ones who feel the stings of home violence, for they possess The Hands of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who think prayerfully of their students, especially those who don’t know God, for they possess The Mind of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who show love to their students, especially the ones with unlovable traits, for they possess The Heart of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who walk patiently with their students, especially the ones lacking spiritual guidance for they possess The Feet of CHRIST.

Blessed are the catechists who persevere in their faith sharing ministry, especially when their efforts seem in vain, for they possess The Healing Presence of CHRIST and theirs is the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

(Sr. Marie Roccapriore, MPF)

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