The Beatitudes Movement is a humanitarian initiative encouraging people to put their blessings in action, reach out to others, and spread love in the world.
We aim to support people and communities locally and internationally through events, outreach, initiatives, and the arts.
The word 'beatitudes' means 'blessing' or 'happiness'.
The Beatitudes Movement is founded by Cari Flammia, an artist, photographer, writer, activist, humanitarian, and traveller. In October 2016, Cari found herself soul searching and wanting to create something of her own that would allow her to help others and make a difference. She wanted something that would enable her to do what she loves, and at the same time be able to reach out to people and do good in the world. This is how The Beatitudes Movement was started. During a morning of reading the Bible, Cari came across 'The Beatitudes' scripture found in Matthew 5:1-12. Cari was instantly drawn to the scripture and decided she would start an initiative where the focus would be to use our own blessings to bless others, thus inhaling blessings in and then exhaling blessings out, to spread love in the world. The aim of The Beatitudes Movement is to recognize and embrace our gifts, our passions, our blessings, and use them as a calling to bless other people, especially those in need.
The Beatitudes - Matthew 5:1-12
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."