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The Good, the Humble and the Humorous

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Debbie said…
One of my favorite prayers. I first stumbled on it when I was working through my conversion, and it really impacted me.

Aqua said…
The truly brave are also the truly meek and humble.

Humble: humility as annexed to the cardinal virtue of temperance. ... St. Bernard defines it as, "A virtue by which a man knowing himself as he truly is, abases himself. Jesus Christ is the ultimate definition of Humility."

Meek: The virtue that moderates anger and its disorderly effects. It is a form of temperance that controls every inordinate movement of resentment at another person's character or behavior.

Those who have truth on their side will quietly pray the Litany of Humility or some similar discipline and continue to bravely, vigorously accomplish the will of God while breath remains. And will not let anyone turn them aside from their purpose, much of which is *to protect their own character* from the temptation to vain glory and pride.

With Debbie, I also love this Litany, perhaps more than any other. Keep up the excellent work on behalf of the Faith, Our Lady and Our Lord.

Praypraypray said…
I’m Proud to say that I pray that prayer everyday.
Just kidding... but, I do pray that wonderful prayer!
Thanks very much for sharing it.
I always wanted to make a sign for a hat or t-shirt
which would read,
I’m the Humblest!!! 😉👍😆
Have a beautiful, blessed day. 🙏

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By Merry Cardinal del Val, Secretary of State to the Hammer of Modernists Pope Saint Pius X:

O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being loved,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being honored,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being praised,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being approved,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being despised,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I go unnoticed,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Charity
Charity is patient, is kind; charity does not envy, is not pretentious, is not puffed up, is not ambitious, is not self-seeking, is not provoked; thinks no evil, does not rejoice over wickedness, but rejoices with the truth, bears with all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Cor. 13:4-7).

To have Charity is to love God above all things for Himself and be ready to renounce all created things rather than offend Him by serious sin. ( Matt. 22:36-40)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Mass and the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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