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Litany of Humility

  • O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved... From the desire of being extolled ... From the desire of being honored ... From the desire of being praised ... From the desire of being preferred to others... From the desire of being consulted ... From the desire of being approved ... From the fear of being humiliated ... From the fear of being despised... From the fear of suffering rebukes ... From the fear of being calumniated ... From the fear of being forgotten ... From the fear of being ridiculed ... From the fear of being wronged ... From the fear of being suspected ... That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. That others may be esteemed more than I ... That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease ... That others may be chosen and I set aside ... That others may be praised and I unnoticed ... That others may be preferred to me in everything... That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should… Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X

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August 12, 2008

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Maria Ashwell

How lovely! I wish her all the best as she steps into an exciting time in her life.

Mary M

What a beautiful story and loving tribute - I'm all choked up and teary-eyed here.

Alice Gunther

What an absolutely fantastic, beautiful, and amazing family story!

Happy birthday, Megan!

ErinHartsell

Maria...what a beautiful reflection on your little sister. I can't imagine that situation...pretty amazing. What a true blessing...the picture of all the family just made me smile to see so many!! I wish your sister the best and being the oldest one in my family, I know the connection and admiration you feel towards the little sisters. I love the picture of the two by the pool!!!

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