Fr. Ed Broom, OMV: Humility: The Cornerstone of Holiness

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By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange, Jan. 5, 2023

Father Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and the author of Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary and From Humdrum to Holy. He blogs regularly at Fr. Broom’s Blog.

In order for us to truly grow in holiness, the most important virtue is charity—an authentic love for God and for neighbor. But alongside the theological virtue of charity is that of humility. In a certain sense they are the two pillars or foundational stones for the person who is truly pursuing a life of authentic holiness.

For the great woman Doctor of the Church, the Doctor of Prayer, Saint Teresa of Avila, humility is simply THE TRUTH. It is being aware of who we really are from the divine perspective, from the eyes of God, the Author of all truth. In fact, our dignity is sublime—being created in the image and likeness of God and through Baptism being transformed into icons of the Blessed Trinity. Our destiny is beyond words—to be united with the angels and saints in heaven to praise the Trinity for all eternity. However, being conceived in Original Sin, having concupiscence, and being sinners reveals a truly fallen human nature. …

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