Learn Humility in the Catholic Way; Catholic Wisdom

Learn Humility in the Catholic Way; Catholic Wisdom


St. Francis of Assisi: Everyday, Jesus humbles

Everyday, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.

St. Stephen of Hungary: Be humble in this life

Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death.

St. Basil: Return thanks

We should not accept in silence the benefactions of God, but return thanks for them.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: A crown of thorns

How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!

St. Charles Borromeo: Bed too cold

The best way not to find the bed too cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is.

St. John Vianney: Find myself in God

I wish I could lose myself and never find myself except in God!

Fr. Christopher Rengers: Beautiful spiral of Creation

His [Christ’s) humanity is the first step down and the last step up on the beautiful spiral of Creation.

St. Anthony of the Desert: The devil is afraid

The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.

Blessed Giles of Assisi: Knowledge of God

No man can attain to the knowledge of God but by humility. The way to mount high is to descend.

St. Vincent de Paul: God resists the proud

You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.
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