Our Lady of Humility

Our lady of humility

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

Some of you may remember that a little while back I had an encounter with the Blessed Mother.  Ever since then, I have looked for a Mary with a gray mantle.  Last night, I was just sitting on my couch and I felt pop into my head, “I am Our Lady of Humility.”  I was unaware that this was one of her titles.  Perhaps I should have known, but I did not.

I quickly googled Our Lady of Humility, and the image above popped up.  And there she was in a gray mantle with gold trim and a red dress.  I found this blog by Father Jerabek, where he states that this image is venerated in a chapel in Rome in a house for American Priests.   I don’t know why all of this was a surprise to me.  I feel like I should have known.

This is very special to me because I fully feel in prayer that our humility is key to making the world be a better place.  Mary is the highest example of humility.  I have also felt extremely called to pray for Priests and here was this Icon in a house for American Priests.  It’s like God was giving me a little wink.

I noticed the Icon has Mary looking toward heaven, toward God, the direction she always points us.  It is here where I feel her calling me to adore her Son in Eucharistic adoration and to receive Him frequently at Mass.

This morning I woke up and my friend Gina sent me this picture,

Eucharistic adoration

It was taken by Father Geoff Rose, at Catholic Heart Work Camp adoration last night (6/6/16).  It is a beautiful reminder of the Real Presence that we get to receive everyday at Mass.  I don’t know a lot about the picture, except that it touched my heart.

Jesus’ love and mercy are there for us, if only we say Yes.  The Gospel this morning from Mark 1:15 started out with, “The Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” Indeed it is and indeed we should.  I don’t know if this all means as much to you out there as it does to me, but I will go forth in joyfully in the Lord in this choatic world of ours because I know HE is here with me.  Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine.

Today is also my husband’s birthday.  He has been such a gift to me.  Please keep him in your prayers.

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About veilofveronica

I am a mother and wife as well as an RCIA and Adult Faith Formation catechist at a parish in the south. I have 3 children and a great husband.
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5 Responses to Our Lady of Humility

  1. Mick says:

    Happy Birthday to your husband, Susan; and prayers for him and your entire family.

  2. Brea says:

    “Nothing is difficult for the humble.” – St. Faustina

  3. Bonita says:

    Dear Catholic Mom, it’s 7/17/17, so 13 after this post. I felt the same was when this picture and info popped up-I should have known this. Yet, until Magnificat today, pg. 260, did I learn of this icon. I did exactly as you, looked it up. My daughter has a friend in the seminary, so your information was especially poignant to me. I echo your sentiments. Thank you. Happy past Birthday! And Veronica is my confirmation name:)

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