Sunday, March 9, 2014

Growing in Humility

There's a truism that, if you think you are humble, you aren't.

A few years ago, I saw a young woman wearing a t-shirt that read, "It's not about YOU." That statement is a call to humility.

The Lord calls us to grow in humility, the virtue that helps us recognize that it's not about us--it's about others and about God. We recognize our value as children of God and only because of that relationship. We recognize that every other human being is equally valuable for also equally being a child of God. Humility keeps us in our place, from thinking too much about ourselves and not enough about others. Unless we are saints already, we can probably all use some practice in growing in humility.

The CFP Holy Angels Gift Shop offers some products to help foster this virtue.

The Litany of Humility, written by Cardinal Merry de Val, is a beautiful prayer for obtaining this virtue. The CFP Holy Angels Gift Shop offers it in larger size and wallet size.

Litany of Humility Wallet Size Card. Bulk Prices Available.

Large Size Litany of Humility 50c each. Bulk prices available.

The Power of Humility is a full length book that encourages the adoption of this virtue.

Power of Humility Book 14.95

Ita Missa Est is a traditional prayer which fosters humility. Praying it daily will help the pray-er to fertilize this virtue.

Ita Miss Est Prayer Card 50c each. Bulk prices available.
If you pray for humility, God will give you many chances to practice it. Be prepared for their arrival and work through them with the grace expected of a humble person.

God bless you and thank you for your support of the Confraternity of Penitents through our on line gift shop.

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