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Chapter 34. The Tenth Commandment: Embrace Poverty of Spirit

You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbour’s Goods  (CCC, nos 2534–2557)

 

The Tenth Commandment extends the meaning of the Seventh and Ninth Commandments as it urges poverty of spirit and generosity of heart. These virtues free us from envy, greed and excessive materialism. This commandment is yet another means by which Christians living in the midst of a consumerist and materialistic society become a countercultural witness in their imitation of Christ Jesus.

 

Lesson of Faith: Edmund Rice

 

Weblinks:

 

Click here to visit the website of the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Waterford.

 

Click here to browse the website of the Edmund Rice Global Network for a sense of the worldwide mission of the Christian and Presentation Brothers.

 

Click here to learn more about the work of Edmund Rice Development, which supports the work of the Christian Brothers and followers of Edmund Rice in 16 countries across the developing world.

 

Click here to visit the website of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust. The Trust has responsibility for 96 schools, secondary and primary, in the Republic of Ireland.

 

Videos:


Watch the video about the life of Edmund Rice and the mission of the Christian and Presentation Brothers today. This video also features footage from and information about the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre.

 



Watch this video about the work of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust.

 


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