Humility Of Heart
âby Rev. Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo
Although not entirely a new title for TAN, we are listing it as new because this edition is newly typeset and repunctuated, so it will come alive as if you never read it before! Our Lord said, "Learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart." (Matt 11:29) And also, "Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven." (Matt 18:3) This classic study in humility describes the nature of that virtue typical of all Saints - the one virtue that underlies every other virtue, and without which none of us will enter Heaven. Says, "Impregnate yourself with humility, and you will soon find that all other virtues will follow without any effort on your part." A treasure; filled with insights. Buy copies with confidence for all your friends!
About the Author:
The Rev. Father Cajetan Mary da Bergamo was an Italian Capuchin and author of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In Humility of Heart, he presents readers with every possible motive for practicing the Christian virtue of humility, illustrating how important it was for the saints of the Church. Father Bergamo's work was originally published circa 1905, and republished by TAN in 1978.Humility of Heart was subsequently retypeset and republished by TAN once again in 2006.
Item No:1870 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: TAN Books Publication
Released Year: 2009
Dimensions: 4.25" X 7" X 0.5"
âAn Excerpt from this Book:
"In the spiritual life, I can promise myself nothing without the special help of God . . . From one moment to another, I may fall into mortal sin: consequently, even though I may have labored many years in acquiring virtues, I may in one instant lose all the good I have done, lose all my merit for eternity, and lose even that blessed eternity itself. How can a king rule with arrogance when he is besieged by his enemies and from day to day runs the risk of losing his kingdom and ceasing to be a king? And has not a saint abundant reasons, from the thought of his own weakness, to live always in a state of great humility, when he knows that from one hour to another he may lose the grace of God and the kingdom of Heaven, which he has merited by years of laboriously acquired virtues? 'Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it' (Ps. 126:1). However spiritual and holy a man may be, he cannot regard himself as absolutely secure. The Angels themselves, enriched with sanctity, were not safe in Paradise. Man, endowed with innocence, was not safe in his earthy paradise. What safety, therefore, can there be for us with our corrupt nature, amid so many perils and so many enemies who within and without are ever seeking insidiously to undermine our own eternal salvation? In order to be eternally damned, it is enough that I should follow the dictates of nature; but to be saved, it is necessary that divine grace should prevent (go before) and accompany me, should follow and help me, watch over me and never abandon me. Oh, how right therefore was St. Paul in exhorting us to 'work out our salvation'âwhich is for all eternityâ'with fear and trembling' (Phil. 2:12)." â Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo, p. 21-22