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Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
« on: May 08, 2011, 11:45:16 PM »
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  • Saint John Vianney (Cure of Ars) wrote this when he signed his name to a clerical petition. His fellow priests circulated a petition accusing St. Vianney of sensationalism, ignorance, and ostentatious poverty and austerities. As it was addressed to all clergy, St. Vianney got a hold of it, read it, and promptly signed it. By 1834 the local priests themselves were going to St. Vianney for confession.

    The seventeen evidences of a lack of humility are:

    1. To think that what one says or does is better than what others say or do

    2. To always want to get your own way

    3. To argue with stubbornness and bad manners whether you are right or wrong

    4. To give your opinion when it has not been requested or when charity does not demand it

    5. To look down on another's point of view

    6. Not to look on your gifts and abilities as lent

    7. Not to recognize that you are unworthy of all honors and esteem, not even of the earth you walk on and things you possess

    8. To use yourself as an example in conversations

    9. To speak badly of yourself so that others will think well of you or contradict you

    10. To excuse yourself when you are corrected

    11. To hide humiliating faults from your spiritual director, so that he will not change the impression he has of you

    12. To take pleasure in praise and compliments

    13. To be saddened because others are held in higher esteem

    14. To refuse to perform inferior tasks

    15. To seek to stand out to increase your reputation and status

    16. To refer in conversation to your honesty, genius, dexterity, or professional prestige

    17. To be ashamed because you lack certain goods
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo

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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 08:47:07 AM »
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  • Yikes- There are more than a few which I exude ! Thank you for this! I will pray for more humility :pray:


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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 12:42:57 PM »
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  • Ouch!   :pray:  I still have so much pride that it makes me feel bad to recognize those traits in myself!  It embarrasses me to notice my continued lack of perfection and that's stretching it quite a bit!  I'm nowhere NEAR where I need to be to avoid Purgatory and for a long time too!   :scared2:


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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 01:21:45 PM »
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  • This wonderful document should be in the Library. Where did you find it?
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 01:45:03 PM »
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  • Quote from: s2srea
    Yikes- There are more than a few which I exude!


    Seventeen?  LOL!

    Most of us have many of these tendencies at one time or another...
    + Vincit veritas +


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    « Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 01:48:40 PM »
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  • Quote from: gladius_veritatis
    Quote from: s2srea
    Yikes- There are more than a few which I exude!


    Seventeen?  LOL!

    Most of us have many of these tendencies at one time or another...


    Ha ha... sadly- almost all 17.... or would the humble answer be "yes"? :wink:

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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 01:56:31 PM »
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  • "12. To take pleasure in praise and compliments"

    As the voting system here risks cultivating.
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

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    « Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 01:58:24 PM »
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  • Hmm... so Stevus can definitely scratch this off his list eh?! lol JK mr Stevus! :cheers:


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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 02:03:34 PM »
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  • Quote from: Jitpring
    This wonderful document should be in the Library. Where did you find it?


    "PlainCatholic" (.blogspot.com) had it posted on her blog.

    It can go in the Library too, but thought it better for discussion first.
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo


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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 02:15:26 PM »
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  • I give you a thumbs up because I appreciate the resources you've provided for us.

    Not so much praising you, but rather saying "thank you"  :smile:

    (so, don't let it go to your head!  :wink:)
    "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo


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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #11 on: May 09, 2011, 07:24:50 PM »
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  •  :shocked:

    hehehehe....
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

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    Sincerely,

    Shin

    'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus.' (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)'-

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    Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility
    « Reply #13 on: May 09, 2011, 09:52:55 PM »
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  • i like those, but what doe going to the bathroom have to with being corrected?

    and wht does this mean:

    6. Not to look on your gifts and abilities as lent

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    « Reply #14 on: May 09, 2011, 10:51:46 PM »
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  • Quote from: shin

    That book sounds interesting, do you have any quotes from it?


    Not at the moment. But I assure you that this book is pure gold. I can't recommend it highly enough. I first learned of it through a very holy traditional priest. I heard a different priest allude to it just the other day.
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

     

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