The virtue of humility

A truly gentle and humble soul

Already here on earth the air of paradise breathes

And in the fragrance of her humble heart

The Creator Himself delights

– The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, diary entry no. 1222

See, my children, the first virtue is Humility, the second Humility, and the third Humility…The Saints thought themselves nothing…and God gave them all they asked

– St John Vianney – On Humility 

Humility is to the various virtues what the chain is to the Rosary; take away the chain and the beads are scattered, remove Humility and all virtues vanish

– St John Vianney, Maxim

*All quotes from St. John Vianney are taken from Thoughts of the Curé d’Ars, TAN Books. I bought mine through 


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