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The Beatitudes Catholic Community is an international Ecclesial Family of Consecrated Life in the Catholic Church. It was founded in France in 1973 and opened its first house in New Zealand in Christchurch in 1994. The first members were welcomed into the Catholic Maori Community at Te Rangimarie in Gloucester Street. The Beatitudes Community is made up of three branches: priests and brothers, consecrated sisters, and associated lay members.
It has 800 members in fifty houses worldwide.
The life of the Community is made up of prayer and service, with hospitality being an important dimension. This is expressed through retreats, days of recollection, spiritual guidance, and fostering a contemplative spirit in the midst of daily life, through the unceasing prayer of the heart. Committed to the New Evangelisation, the Beatitudes Community seeks to announce the Good News of the Gospel through its liturgy, beauty, music, art, youth apostolate, works of compassion, and missionary activity.
"In the Heart of the Church
my Mother, I will be Love"