Tag Archives: Humility

4th Sunday of the Year: Our strength comes from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The lives of the Saints repeatedly demonstrate a central point in the Scriptures today: our strength does not come from us but from the Lord. May we call upon Christ for the guidance and help we require as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The humble witness of John the Baptist

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When questioned by the priests and Levites as his popularity with the crowds increased, John the Baptist humbly admitted that he was not the Christ; rather, he claimed his role as one who points out the Lord to others…thus giving us an example for our own lives today.

Mass Reading – Christmas Season, January 2nd

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St. Basil the Great & St. Gregory Nazianzen, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, Lord, mighty God! Catholic Inspiration

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Both heaven and earth proclaim God’s glory, which we glimpse when we reflect upon the beauty of nature.  May the glory of creation inspire us to offer our lives to the creator with grateful and humble hearts.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 34th Week of the Year

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St. Clement I, St. Columban, and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A practical point about humility. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses a practical example at a banquet to reveal how to live with a humble heart.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 30th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Living the Christian life. Catholic Inspiration

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The exhortation in Ephesians invites us to embrace the call of our life in Christ and live it in a truly exemplary manner.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 29th Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 35:12-14,16-18

  • The Lord, a God of justice, hears the cry of the weak and the oppressed, the orphan and the widow.
  • The prayer of the lowly reaches the Most High who judges justly and affirms what is right.

Psalm – 34:2-3,17-19,23

  • “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.”
  • God is close to the brokenhearted and rescues them from distress.

2nd Reading – 2nd Timothy 4:6-8,16-18

  • Having kept the faith during a time of trial, the Lord gave strength to continue.

Gospel – Luke 18:9-14

  • Two men went to pray, but only one was heard by God…a tax collector who acknowledged his sin and need for the Lord’s mercy.
  • “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

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22nd Sunday of the Year: Getting grounded in humility. Catholic Inspiration

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Both the Book of Sirach and the Gospel of Luke emphasize the virtue of humility in our actions with God and one another as we confront it’s opposing vice, pride.

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: We boast in the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul shows how God calls the weak, the lowly and those deemed foolish in the eyes of the world to stand with might before the powerful. Where do these humble people find their strength? In Jesus Christ!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 21st Week of the Year

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St. Monica, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29

  • We find favor with God when we conduct our affairs with humility.
  • Aware of our limitations, we cultivate wisdom and give alms.

Psalm – 68:4-7,10-11

  • “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”
  • We rejoice in the Lord, who protects those in need.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24a

  • We approach God in Mount Zion, surrounded by angels and the assembly of heaven.
  • Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, made possible through his blood.

Gospel – Luke 14:1,7-14

  • Jesus uses the opportunity at a banquet to teach about humility and care for others.
  • “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The heart of a humble servant. Catholic Inspiration

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The end of today’s passage in the Gospel of Matthew invites us to reflect on humble service, offering us a way to engage with one another in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. Bernard, pray for us!


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