Solemnity of All Saints (All Saints’ Day)
The Gospel Today
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. He sat down and his disciples gathered around him. Then he spoke and began to teach them:
“Blessed are those who are poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the gentle for they shall possess the land.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful for they shall find mercy.
“Blessed are those with pure hearts for they shall see God.
“Blessed are those who work for peace for they shall be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for the righteousness’s sake for theirs is th kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you, when people insult you and persecute you and speak all kinds of evil against you because you are my followers. Be glad and joyful, for a great reward is kept for you in God. For that is how this people persecuted the prophets who lived before you.”