Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Litany of Humility

The Litany of Humility is a beautiful litany that will help us grow in the virtue of humility composed by Rafael Cardinal Merry de Val (1865-1930), the Secretary of State for Pope St. Pius X. Pride is one of the deadly sins and we should strive to do our best to root out this sin in our soul. Jesus Christ is our perfect model of humility. He asks us to learn from Him for he is "meek and humble of heart" (Matt 11:29). The picture above depicts the Crowning of Thorns when Jesus bore all kinds of insults, mockery, and humiliation in order to atone of this sin. 

Read also The Twelve Degrees of Humility by St. Benedict.

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. 
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)

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. (repeat after each line) 
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. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

First Courage Information Seminar 2017

Courage Philippines will be having its first introduction seminar on same-sex attraction on April 22, 2017 (Saturday) from 2 to 6 p.m. Kindly refer to the poster above for details. You can also send us a message on our FB page.  Feel free to pass this around.

Friday, March 17, 2017

NOT Born That Way

Hi guys!

Turn up your speakers and listen to this round table discussion by Church Militant hosts on the subject of homosexuality. Also, kindly include in your prayers Joseph Nicolosi, a pioneer of reparative therapy, who passed away last March 8, 2017.

Here is the link: http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/gays-are-suffering-and-can-get-help 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lent 2017

Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Let us make this Lent fruitful by reflecting on our life, performing works of mercy and acts of mortification, and spending more time in prayer. Today is also a day of fasting and abstinence.