Definitions for "Beatitudes"
Keywords:  sermon, blessed, matthew, jesus, beatus
A section of writing from the New Testament, each of which starts with "Blessed are the ...." (Matthew 5).
From the Latin beatus, “blessed,” the list of characteristics used by Jesus to describe those who are favored by God but ridiculed by the world.
Eight declarations of special blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount