President’s Friday Message
Glory be to God in the Highest
We have entered the Advent season and begin our journey of reflection, waiting and prayer. We await that glorious eve when we will again celebrate the birth of our Savior. God becomes man for the salvation of the world.
Our virtue of the month is humility – The strength to put God and others before ourselves.
Lord, You HUMBLED Yourself by becoming a man.
You did this because You put us before Yourself,
even though You are Infinite and Eternal.
Thank You for Your Love, Lord.
Give us the strength to be HUMBLE and to
imitate Your example by putting You and others
Our virtue this month is HUMILITY.
The strength to put God and others before
God first, others second and ourselves last.
In other words
JOY = Jesus, Others, Yourself.
How do we grow this virtue of
Speak less about ourselves and
praise others more.
Willingly accept corrections from teachers,
coaches and parents striving to learn and
Choose always the more difficult task
Humility has been called the seedbed of all
human growth, and making the effort to gain
strength in this key trait will lay the foundation for
real personal growth.
Read through St. Mother Teresa’s Humility
list and strive to understand what each
one means and how we can live them
.St. Theresa of Calcutta Humility List
Strive to live one of the points from St. Mother Teresa’s list.
1. Print out St. Mother Teresa’s list on Humility.
2. Have a family talk about it.
3. Strive to live one of the points from St. Mother Teresa’s list.
MATTHEW 23: 11-12
He that is the greatest among you
shall be your servant.
And whosoever shall exalt himself
shall be humbled: and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
“If you wish to go to the extremes, let it be in
sweetness, patience, humility and charity.” – St. Phillip Neri
“Humility is the only thing that no devil can
imitate.- St. John Climacus
The opposing Vice
Arrogance-THE WEAKNESS OF PUTTING OURSELVES FIRST WHERE WE DISPLAY AN ATTITUDE OF BEING BETTER THAN OTHERS.
1- Excessive desire to receive praise from others.
2- Constantly speaks of themselves and their achievements.
3- Have problems creating relationships.
4- They don’t recognize their mistakes and don’t receive constructive criticism well.
5- They find it difficult to ask for forgiveness.
6- They are intolerant of those who are not like them.
CLOSING PRAYER LITANY OF HUMILITY
O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Response: Deliver me, Jesus.
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,
Response: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
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…
May your Advent be filled with joy, anticipation and expectation
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools