Tuesday, July 18, 2017


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Our annual retreat today offered us the opportunity to reflect on the virtue of  humility.

Humility is a traditional Christian doctrine and is, in effect, the maxim of Alcoholics Anonymous. Without those two qualities—humility and honesty—we just don’t grow. If we try to use religion to aggrandize the self, we will end up just the opposite: proud and dishonest. 

Humility and honesty are really the same thing. A humble person is simply someone who is naturally honest about their own truth. You and I came along a few years ago; we’re going to be gone in a few more years. The only honest response to such a mystery is humility.

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Pray for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

"It is fortunate that we do not work for men or for our own interests, but for our great Master and the honor of his august Mother."