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,
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.