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O Jesus

August 31
Litany of Humility
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being loved,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being honored,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being praised,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the desire of being approved,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being despised,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected,
Deliver me, O Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I go unnoticed,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
-Cardinal Merry del Val, Secretary of State to Pope Saint Pius X
Today's Reflection:
Am I willing to pray this prayer? Why or why not?
  

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Meet the Team: Rose Newcomer

It's time to meet the team that makes Women of Grace the impactful apostolate that it is!
Today we're featuring Rose Newcomer, one of our Regional Coordinators and Facilitators. We hope you enjoy learning more about Rose from her answers to the questions below. Stay tuned for regular "Meet the Team" features!
 

1 How long have you been on the Women of Grace team and how did you begin?

"I became a part of Women of Grace when I attended my first retreat in Malvern in 2008. I purchased my Women of Grace Foundational Study kit and became a facilitator that year. In 2013, I was a part of a committee that invited Johnnette to our diocese to introduce the Foundational study in Spanish. It was during that weekend that Johnnette asked me to become a regional coordinator for  PA."

 

2 What do you love best about Women of Grace's apostolate?

"Women of Grace is a blessing for all women and for the Catholic Church. It shows all women how to open their lives and hearts to God by giving them the tools we need to walk this journey of faith He has laid before each of us."

3 What is your favorite devotion?

"I love praying the Liturgy of the Hours each day. It makes me feel closer to the Holy Family by praying the Psalms as they did throughout their day."

 

4 Who is your favorite saint?

"Saint Joan of Arc. She is my role model in life. I go to her for strength, courage, and a deepening of my faith as I walk my mission path given to me by God, as He did for Saint Joan."

 

5 If you could have lunch with Jesus today, what would you want to talk about?

"Jesus, the state of the world must break Your Heart. What can I do to help the children of God to become more faith-filled and  to put their trust in You?"

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Go to prayer

August 30
“We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still during this time in God’s presence, full of faith that He is more in us than we are in ourselves.”
- St. Jane de Chantal
Today's Reflection:
As I continue to seek the virtue of humility in preparation to receive the Christ Child in the womb of my heart, what advice does St. Jane de Chantal give me? How can I act on it today?
  

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The one sole thing

August 29
"The one sole thing in myself in which I glory is that I see in myself nothing
in which I can glory."
-St. Catherine of Genoa
Today's Reflection:
St. Catherine is not denying her gifts and talents, nor the graces that God has given her. Rather, she is recognizing that all that she has belongs to God and comes from God. To what extent do her words resonate with me?
  

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Christ shines

August 28
"Christ shines into the bottom of the humble heart; for Christ is always
moved by helplessness whenever a man complains of it and lays it
before Him with humility."
-Blessed Jan Van Ruysbroeck
Today's Reflection:
Am I willing to admit that I am helpless? Where am I helpless today? Can I lay it before Christ and wait patiently for His light to shine within me that I might find His way and His truth?
  

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The spirit finds quiet and repose

August 27
"In detachment, the spirit finds quiet and repose for coveting nothing. Nothing wearies it by elation, and nothing oppresses it by dejection, because it stands in the center of its own humility."
-St. John of the Cross
Today's Reflection:
Is my spirit "quiet" and "reposed?" To what extent, then, am I truly detached from the influences of the world and the flesh?
  

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The Difference Between Christian & Occult-Based Fantasy

As all regular readers of this blog know, we receive many questions about children's books in which the characters use sorcery in one way or another. In an effort to help Christian parents and educators learn how to discern whether or not this content is suitable for children, I would like to post insights from Michael O'Brien's book, Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture and other useful sources which I hope they will find useful.

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You are she who is not

August 26
"You are she who is not, and I am Who is."
-God's words to St. Catherine of Sienna
Today's Reflection:
To what extent have I placed my confidence in God for all things? Which one thing do I need to give Him today?
  

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