Meditations from the Hermitage - Humility

Meditations from the Hermitage
Occasional Reflections from the Wilderness Home

Bro. Ignatius Mary
Source Material for the Meditations
Contact Privately The Faith of the Kings January 5th, 2010 Listen Now
We need to overcome the need for human respect, comfort, and attachment to worldly goods to remain firm in the faith that we an seek our Lord. Posted in Abandonment, Christmas Season, Humility, Mortification | Tags: | No Comments
Patience in Adversity November 25th, 2009 Listen Now
Patience is part of the virtue of fortitude. Our Lord exhorts us to have patience and to persevere no matter what should happen in our lives. Patience gives us the opportunity for us to grow in humility. Posted in Humility, Mortification, Ordinary Time, Virtue | Tags: | No Comments
Speaking Well of Others September 16th, 2009 Listen Now God has given us the gift of speech, but like all other gifts we have a duty to be steward of the gift. We need to be careful how we speak of others. St. Ignatius tells us to always presume good in another’s speech or actions unless there is evidence to the contrary. When we are defamed ourselves we have a duty to defend the truth, but to do so quietly and charitably. Posted in Humility, Mortification, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor | Tags: | No Comments
Getting on with All the People Around Us January 16th, 2010 Listen Now
Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time A Christian cannot be closed in on himself, without any concern for what is happening around him. Jesus shows us how to relate to all sorts of people. Posted in Family, Forgiveness, Humility, Love, Ordinary Time, Our Neighbor | Tags: | No Comments
Christmas Meditation December 25th, 2009 Listen Now
In Bethlehem they did not want to receive Christ. Today, too, many people do not want to receive Him. The little Child born in that cave is the Son of God, he is God, and he brings us an intimacy with God that was not possible before, and He brings us redemption and salvation. Posted in Abandonment, Humility, Mary, Solemnities | Tags: Christmas Day | No Comments
The Blessing of Children August 15th, 2009 Listen Now
Our Lord loved children and asks to be like children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. That means that we need to have a clean heart and soul, be sincere and uncomplicated, without pride or pretension. If we are to progress in our union with Christ we must not let anything stand in our way. Posted in Blessings, Family, Humility, Ordinary Time | Tags: | No Comments
Our Feet of Clay November 24th, 2009 Listen Now
We all have feet of clay. One thing that is always before us is our sinfulness and weakness. But, God promises that no temptation will overcome us that we cannot handle and that He does not provide a way of escape. Trust and lean upon Jesus and through His sufficiency we can live the victorious Christ life. Posted in Abandonment, Faith, Humility, Ordinary Time, Spiritual Life, Virtue | Tags: | No Comments
The Poor Widow November 23rd, 2009 Listen Now
We should never be afraid to be generous or embarrassed if our gift cannot be as big as our neighbor’s. The poor widow could only give a penny. It was all she had. Jesus considered her gift to be greater than all the others. We need to give sacrificially for the love of God and our neighbor. Posted in Faith, Humility, Ordinary Time, Poverty, Stewardship | Tags: | No Comments
The Leaven of the Pharisees October 16th, 2009 Listen Now
Christ wants us to be the leaven of the world, the salt of the world, but he warns us against the leaven of the Pharisees which was to give too much importance to the opinions of men. They were like actors with a mask playing a part. This image is the origin of the word hypocrite. Our leaven, that is our primary influential characteristic is not to be hypocrisy, but a coherent and sincere life of faith. Posted in Faith, Humility, Integrity, Ordinary Time | Tags: | No Comments
Serving Jesus September 18th, 2009 Listen Now
I confess that I have been a failure most of my life. I must mortify the pride of wanting more. I only pray that my life was lived for others and for Christ. That is what we learn in today’s Gospel about the holy woman who loved and were there for Jesus at this death and at his Resurrection. They served our Lord without expectation of anything. How many opportunities do we have each day to serve our Lord? Posted in Faith, Humility, Love, Ordinary Time, The Apostolate | Tags: | No Comments St. Michael Time
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