"Beatitude" comes from the Latin word "beatus," meaning blessed. At his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used the Beatitudes to teach a new way to holiness. We believe that living according to the Beatitudes can lead to a more just society and a closer relationship with God.
There are several different versions of the Beatitudes in the Bible, and widely varying translations into English. Here is a common translation of the Beatitudes according to Matthew (Matthew 5:3-10).