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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time | XXV Domingo ordinario


Quoting from "Living Liturgy" 2021:


"When our lives become centered on personal gain and prestige, our interest turns inward. Others become competitors to be bested rather than brothers and sisters in Christ to be served and cared for. Cardinal Merry del Val wrote a beautiful prayer called the Litany of Humility. The last line resonates with Jesus' message to the disciples and St. James' letter to the early church: 'That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.'"


The Litany of Humility


Lord Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being preferred to others, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being consulted, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being approved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being humiliated, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being despised, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of suffering rebukes, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being calumniated, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being forgotten, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being ridiculed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being wronged, Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear of being suspected, Deliver me, Jesus. 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 may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.


— Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930)



Citando de "Liturgia viva" 2021:


"Cuando nuestras vidas se centran en la ganancia personal y el prestigio, nuestro interés se vuelve hacia adentro. Otros se convierten en competidores a los que superar en lugar de hermanos y hermanas en Cristo a quienes se debe servir y cuidar. El cardenal Merry del Val escribió una hermosa oración llamada Letanía de la humildad La última línea resuena con el mensaje de Jesús a los discípulos y la carta de Santiago a la iglesia primitiva: 'Para que otros sean más santos que yo, siempre que yo pueda llegar a ser tan santo como debería, Jesús, concédeme la gracia de desearlo '".


La letanía de la humildad


Señor Jesús, manso y humilde de corazón, escúchame.

Del deseo de ser estimado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser amado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser ensalzado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser honrado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser alabado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser preferido a los demás, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser consultado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del deseo de ser aprobado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del miedo a ser humillado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del temor de ser despreciado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del temor de sufrir reprimendas, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del miedo a ser calumniado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del miedo al olvido, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del miedo a ser ridiculizado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del temor de ser agraviado, Líbrame, Jesús.

Del miedo a ser sospechoso, Líbrame, Jesús.


Para que los demás sean amados más que yo, Jesús, concédeme la gracia de desearlo.

Para que los demás sean más estimados que yo, Jesús,

concédeme la gracia de desearlo.

Que, a juicio del mundo, otros aumenten y yo disminuya,

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