VATICAN CITY — The beatitudes are the most direct path toward happiness and holiness, Pope Francis said during Mass on All Saints’ Day. He urged the congregation to imitate Jesus in walking the difficult, yet rewarding, road to heaven.
The Pope said that the beatitudes make up “the path of holiness, and it is the same path of happiness. It is the path Jesus has taken; indeed, Jesus himself is this path.”
“Those who walk with him and through him enter life, eternal life,” he said. He encouraged those present to pray that they would have the grace, like Jesus, to be “simple and humble.”
He told them to ask for the grace “of knowing how to weep, the grace to be meek, the grace to work for...READ MORE