Meaning of Poor In Spirit


Please explain why the Kingdom of Heaven is granted to the “Poor In Spirit” . What is meant by “Poor In Spirit”?


The Catechism of the Catholic Church:

1728 The Beatitudes confront us with decisive choices concerning earthly goods; they purify our hearts in order to teach us to love God above all things.

For information on the meaning of the Beatitude “Blessed are the Poor”:

*Catholic Encyclopedia
*]Beatitudes[/LIST]I also highly recommend the book *The Cross and the Beatitudes * by Fulton J. Sheen:

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