The Beatitudes reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts: God calls us to his own beatitude. This vocation is addressed to each individual personally, but also to the Church as a whole, the new people made up of those who have accepted the promise and live from it in faith.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, page 478
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Workers install a bronze statue of Jesus crucified in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas.