Cardinal Merry del Val probably never thought of this …

A.M.D.G.
J.M.J.
A.T.C.

Laudetur Iesus Christus!
Nunc et in aeternum! Amen.

Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

I want to share this because it’s based on one of my favorite litanies: the Litany of Humility by Cardinal Merry del Val who was Cardinal Secretary of State under Pope Saint Pius X.

Here is the text of the original litany:

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus.
That others may be loved more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be esteemed more than I, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be chosen and I set aside, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may be preferred to me in everything, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Now that you have prayed and seen this litany, I want to share this version of the litany written by the Curt Jester for bloggers. I actually came upon it on the blog of Father Tim Finigan at The Hermeneutic of Continuity.

I, and all bloggers (particularly Catholic/Christian bloggers) should pray this and keep it always in mind so that we never forget why we blog: for the greater glory of God and His Holy Church, not for any fame or advancement of ourselves:

The Litany of Blog Humility

From the desire of my blog being read,
Deliver me dear Jesus.

From the desire of my blog being praised,
Deliver me dear Jesus.

From the fear of my blog being despised,
Deliver me dear Jesus.

From the fear of my blog being forgotten,
Deliver me dear Jesus.

From the fear of no page views,
Deliver me dear Jesus.

That other blogs may be loved more than mine,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That Nihil Obstat may find all my grammatical and spelling errors,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That Google may never list my blog,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That comments always be negative and abusive,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That my commenting system always say “commenting temporarily unavailable.”
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That Mark Shea may notice every blog but mine,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

That others may be pithier than I, provided that I may become as pithy as I should,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

All right.  I have one more post to put up for today but I had to share this with you all.

Have a great day!

-Allie

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About Ms. Allie

I am a Catholic young woman who works as a Theology teacher at a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of the Detroit. In Spring of 2015, I graduated with an MA in Theology with a concentration in Systematic Theology. My MA thesis was titled: "Mary as Woman of the Eucharist in the Theology of Pope Saint John Paul II." I also hold a BA in Theology (with a dabbling in Philosophy) and is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa (θΑΚ), the National Theology/Religious Studies Honor Society. Prayers are appreciated.
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