Friday, March 8, 2013

Humility


'Humility is to the other virtues
 what the chain is in a rosary. 
Take away the chain and the beads are scattered;
remove humility, and all virtues vanish.'  

St. John Vianney




Painting: Henry  Guillaume Schlesinger, 1868

8 comments:

  1. The painting...the words...and the thoughts that follow. That's why I enjoy your blog so much. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Kathleen, "the thoughts that follow" is the best thing I could hear.. thank you!

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  2. I love this quote Nancy. I am reading and rereading it and meditating on it today. I have been drawn to praying more and more rosaries for the Conclave. Thank you.

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    1. Isn't a blessing to know that so many are praying for the Conclave right now, and that we're doing so together? Thanks, Anabelle, for your kind words.

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  3. I guess that's why it is called "the mother of all virtues". I love this quote - definitely a lot of food for thought in these words. (Great painting too)

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