Call to Holiness March

Scripture Focus:

  • Sir. 27: 4-7: “When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear, so do one’s faults when one speaks.”

  • Luke 6:39-45: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?”

Catholic Social Teaching:

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

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      • Pray the Litany of Humility (Below)
      • Attend the Stations of the Cross
      • Stop and pray before typing a response on social media
      • Every time you feel a need, ask yourself: “Do I need this or want this?”

    Litany of Humility

    O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
    From the desire of being esteemed,
    Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)

    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,

    Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line)
    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, 

    Saint of the Month:

    The Loud Silence of Saint Joseph

    Despite his humble work and life, Joseph came from a royal lineage from the family of King David. We also know Joseph was a compassionate, kind man
    since he discovered Mary was pregnant after they had been betrothed. While he knew the child was not his, he was unaware at Mary was pregnant with the Son of God. He knew women accused of adultery could be stoned to death, so he resolved to show Mary mercy, divorce her and send her away quietly.

    However, when an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him to take Mary for his wife as she conceived rough the Holy Spirit, he obeyed. Joseph was
    obedient to God as he protected Mary and Jesus from King Herod and fled to Egypt. After the death of King Herod, Joseph was visited by an angel and instructed that it was safe to return to Israel. While much is unknown about Joseph, we know he was faithful to the care and keeping of Mary and Jesus and obedient to God the Father. He was declared the Patron Saint of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870.