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Posts Tagged ‘humility’

The Extraordinary Adventurers: Fr. Francis Ching Ep 5 – Staying Focus Leads Us to God

Fr. Francis Ching: "There are a few important moments in my life where God led me to certain places. He gave me messages and then waited - waited for me to choose to do something freely, for a greater good."

Pope John Paul II once said: "Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." In the latest video series, The Extraordinary Adventurers, Paul Yeung would invite various adventurers to explore the relationship between being adventurous and living an abundant life. Fr. Francis Ching would share with us his story.
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 13

Inspirations from Matteo Ricci

How did Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, known as the pioneer of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, prepare the way for evangelization with humility and an open heart? Fr. Giovanni Giampetro, the spiritual director of Matteo Ricci The Musical, and the production crew share how they have been inspired by Matteo Ricci.
Publish date: 2021 - 8 - 14

Pope Francis: It was God's voice that guided Mary's heart and her steps where her presence was needed

(Vatican News) Pope Francis reflects on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with docility, is a model for our own lives.
Publish date: 2020 - 11 - 18

Pope Francis: Prayer is the breath of faith because man is a beggar before God

(Vatican News) Taking inspiration from the Gospel episode of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar from Jericho who is able to see again after making a profession of faith in Jesus, Pope Francis invited Christians to reach out to God with prayer and to persevere in their journey of faith.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 6

Pope Francis: Jesus Christ tells us: being poor is an opportunity for grace

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that a focus on achieving fame or having a perfect image in the eyes of the world denies God’s call to poverty of spirit and is a tiring and lonely endeavor.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 5

Prep for Christmas: Encountering Mary in Ephesus

The Church designates January 1 as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. "Prep for Christmas" takes you to Ephesus, Turkey to reflect on the role the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in the Christian faith.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 4

Humility is the pathway to God

Humility is not weakness but the foundation of all the other virtues
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 27

Pope Francis: Those who practice selfless generosity will have divine reward

(CNA) Pope Francis begged the pardon of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, explaining that he was late because he had gotten stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to wait for help from the fire department.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 5

Pope Francis: Begin our prayer with humility

(CNA/EWTN News) Learning to pray well is a continual process, but should always start from a place of humility, as Jesus demonstrated in the Gospels, Pope Francis said Wednesday. “Even if we have been praying for so many years, we must always learn!” the pope said December 5. “The prayer of man, this yearning that […]
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 5

On that special day . . .

Be faithful, be humble and God will bless us
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 1

Are we willing to become the anawim?

The joy and peace that Jesus gives will surely far outweigh the weight of the yoke.
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 9

Pope Francis: The desire for power is a human temptation, to give oneself to others is divine

(CNA/EWTN News) Those who embrace their own littleness become the “spokespersons” of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day. “To be attracted by power, by grandeur, by appearances, is tragically human,” the pontiff said in his homily. “But to give oneself to others, eliminating distances, dwelling in littleness and living the reality of one’s everyday life: this is exquisitely divine.”
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 29

Pope Francis: Pride empties prayer and keeps God at a distance

(CNA/EWTN News) One who prays with humility and awareness of his or her sin speaks to God, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, whereas one who prays with arrogance and self-righteousness is speaking to a mirror. “It is not enough to ask ourselves how often we pray,” the Pope said to the thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square for the weekly general audience. “We must also ask ourselves how we pray, or rather, how our heart is.”
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 2

God’s Gifts

Gratitude is the state of giving thanks. It is the condition of giving thanks for everything in life.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 7

Pope Francis: Seek God in the most needy, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned

(CNA/EWTN News) Speaking at a Rome homeless shelter, Pope Francis has said the humility of Jesus Christ’s birth shows that mankind can find God in poverty. The Pope was at the shelter to open a special Holy Door for the homeless during the Year of Mercy. “This is the door of the Lord,” the Pope said December 18 as he opened the Holy Door. “Open the gates of justice. For your great mercy will enter into your house, O Lord.”
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 23

Pope Francis: The ministry of bishops, priests and deacons is an unmerited gift of God’s mercy

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly general audience on November 12, Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are ordained should never be “authoritative,” but rather humble and merciful. “It is only by acknowledging that their ministry is an unmerited gift of God’s mercy that […]
Publish date: 2014 - 11 - 13

Pope Francis: Charisms are bestowed upon the faithful for the benefit of the whole community

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience on October 1 to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters. “A charism is more than a talent or personal quality. It is a grace, a gift that […]
Publish date: 2014 - 10 - 2

Our Zeal for God Is Consuming Us!

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God” (Psalm 63:2). Gentle in tone and unadorned in expression, the human yearning for God, as reflected in the antiphon of this Sunday’s Responsorial Psalm, belies the zeal and vigour simmering deep in the psalmist’s heart. In fact, his longing for […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 31

Proper Wedding Garments

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying, “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 21

Greatest in the Kingdom of God

The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 8 - 12

Parable of the New and Old Treasure

Jesus said to the disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 31

In the Face of Calumny

A demoniac who could not speak was brought to Jesus, and when the demon was driven out the mute man spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” Jesus went around to all the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 8

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of […]
Publish date: 2014 - 7 - 1

Birth of John the Baptist

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 24