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The Hagios Bible Study Series couples a Scripture passage with the life of a radical and faithful Christian from Church history to examine the way they lived out God's call in response to his Word.

Each study will take you on a pilgrimage through Scripture and time with a historical guide. In The Beatitudes and Francis of Assisi, we go from the hilltop of Tabgha where Jesus proclaimed "blessed are the peacemakers" to the roads of Assisi where a man named Francis sought to be a peacemaker with the Muslim Sultan of his day.

Ultimately, these studies aim to inspire you to be holy. “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy (hagios).” 1 Peter 1:15-16

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The Beatitudes and Francis of Assisi
A Gospel of Matthew Scripture Study

Along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus sat down with his disciples, trailed by crowds seeking his next miracle, to begin what is famously known as The Sermon on the Mount. Jesus began this series of teachings with what has been called, “The Beatitudes,” eight principles that ring familiar of the Psalms and other Old Testament biblical wisdom. In this study, we'll take an 8-week pilgrimage to Tabgha, Israel, and Northern Italy to explore these teachings as well as how Francis of Assisi can be our example of a holy and intentional response to God's word.


8 x 11 inches / 146 pages / Full color with journaling pages

Pairs with the free Hagios Study Mobile App for a full pilgrimage through study.

Full color perfect-bound 146 page book

Explore the Beatitudes from Matthew Chapter 5 in structured weekly sections

Discussion questions perfect for small groups

Journal pages for reflection


Unsure if this is right for you or your church small group? Download the mobile app for free to view the content of the study in it's digital form before ordering the printed study.

Click the images below to view Week 1: Poor in Spirit

I'm a Catholic priest and was blessed to lead a group of parishioners through the Hagios study on the Beatitudes and St. Francis of Assisi. We loved it! ... The Hagios Study does a great job of leading participants through a very accessible word study and then makes the application to the life of St. Francis.

The app and extra resources are great and really help bring the study to life. I would recommend it to parishes that are looking for a good and easily accessible Bible study, as well as to individuals who just want to go deeper themselves.

I'm looking forward to new studies from Hagios!

Fr. Erik Arnold, Pastor of St. John the Evangellist, Severna Park, MD

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