Jesus Christ began His public ministry on the Mount of Beatitudes giving us His central teachings on how to live the Christian life. His earthly ministry closed on Mount Calvary where he uttered what has come to be known as "The Seven Last Words." In his book The Cross and the Beatitudes: Lessons on Love and Forgiveness, Fulton J. Sheen explores the connection between these two significant events. This session will explore the interesting correspondence between each Beatitude and each word of Jesus on the Cross.
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Simone Rizkallah is currently the Senior Theology Teacher and Department Chair at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix, AZ. Her graduate degree is in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Systematic Theology from Christendom College. Her undergraduate studies and professional background include marketing communications, media, radio, and theatre before discovering her passion for the Faith and call to teach and evangelize. As the daughter of immigrants from the Armenian Diaspora in Cairo, Egypt, she has a particular interest in matters of religious freedom and culture. Simone is a Witherspoon Fellow (2004), an Acton Institute Fellow (2009), and has studied at the St. Albert the Great Center for Scholastic Studies in Norcia, Italy (2011) and at the Phoenix Institute at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria (2013). She helps lead the local chapters of the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation and the Washington, D.C. based non-profit In Defense of Christians. She is thrilled to be involved with the Institute of Catholic Theology. Who wouldn't be?