Litany of Humility

Litany of Humility

Composed by Cardinal Marry Del Val,
the saintly Secretary of State to Pope St. Pius X

O Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed,

DELIVER ME DEAR JESUS.

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 . . .

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.

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 become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,

Jesus grant me the grace to desire it.

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