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Jan 20, 2023

What Is Humility? Hint: It’s NOT Thinking Worse About Yourself

The Saints and the Scriptures tell us over and over again that Pride is the worst sin, maybe the root of all sin.

But maybe when we realize we are struggling with pride the realization is that it’s not that we think too highly of ourselves but that we instead are struggling with a weak self image and poor self worth.

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary defines what the virtue of humility is, as the antidote to pride and how we can grow in it and wrestle with it.


Seven Clear, Simple Strategies from St. Thomas Aquinas for Living Out Virtue

In Saintly Habits, Catholics will find a guide to virtue that will transform their understanding of what a virtuous life looks like and teach them how to put their new knowledge into practice.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension. 

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