July 22, 2009
St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars and Patron of Priests

St. John Vianney says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“My daughter, always seek the vestment of littleness. This is the cloak of humility God desires for you. Those who proclaim judgments against Heaven’s designs upon you will, in time, fall to defeat.”

“Humility is not in ambition, power or control. Humility does not seek self-recognition or the desire to be ‘right’. Littleness desires hiddenness, self-effacement and always embraces truth. Humility is itself the truth of the soul’s place before God, not the soul’s place before the eyes of man. Earthly reputation is passing and does not follow you into Heaven.”

“All that is necessary is Holy Love in the heart, for Holy Love and Holy Humility cannot be separated. To embrace one is to embrace the other. You cannot embrace littleness outside of these two. Self-love remains the enemy of littleness. Remain hidden in the most humble of human hearts–the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”