Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo

Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo, OFM was a Franciscan friar who became known in the eighteenth century as a theologian who produced volumes of writings on religious subjects.  He is best remembered for his book Humility of Heart published by TAN Books.

Barcelona,,Spain,-,March,5,,2020:,The,Painting,Of,Jesus

God Resists the Proud

God resists the proud, because the proud oppose Him; but He dispenses His graces liberally to the humble, because they live in subjection to His Will. Oh, if we humble made place for the divine gifts, how great would be the affluence of that grace in our souls! One of the worst consequences of our…

Innsbruck,,Austria,-,May,26,,2017:,Vertical,Panorama,Of,Interior

The Proof of True Humility is Patience

The proof of true humility is patience: neither meekness of speech, nor humbleness of bearing, nor the giving up of oneself to lowly works, is a sufficient indication by which to judge if a soul is truly humble. There are many who bear all the appearance of exterior humility, but who are angered at every…

Sun,Rays,Beaming,Through,The,Old,Stained,Glass,Window,Of

Humility is the Remedy for Evil

It may be said that humility is the most efficacious remedy for all evil and a most potent antidote to preserve the soul from that death and guilt which leads to everlasting perdition.  And yet it is this virtue which we neglect most of all. O my Soul, God, who Himself desires thine eternal salvation,…

Vienna,,Austria.,2020-07-29.,Painting,Of,The,Annunciation,To,The,Blessed

Making Good Use of God’s Graces

The true reason for which God bestows so many graces upon the humble is this, that the humble are faithful to these graces and make good use of them. They receive them from God and use them in a manner pleasing to God, giving all the glory to Him, without reserving any for themselves. This…

Dresden,,Germany,€“,October,20,2021:,Looking,Up,At,The

Examen on Humility Toward Our Neighbor

According to the doctrine of St. Thomas the first act of humility consists in subjecting ourselves to God, and the next is to subject – that is to say, to humble – ourselves toward our neighbor for the love of God. As the Holy Ghost says through St. Peter: “Be ye subject therefore to every…

Paris,,France,-,February,10,,2019:,Stained,Glass,In,The

The Proof of True Humility is Patience

The proof of true humility is patience: neither meekness of speech, nor humbleness of bearing, nor the giving up of oneself to lowly works, is a sufficient indication by which to judge if a soul is truly humble.  There are many who bear all the appearance of exterior humility, but who are angered at every…

Woman,Holding,A,Balance,,By,Johannes,Vermeer,,C.,1664,,Dutch

Humility is Essential to All to be Saved (Part I)

“No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility.” -St. Augustine The TAN Books “Book of the Year” is a favorite entitled Humility of Heart by Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo. The English version of this TAN classic was first published in 1905, translated by Herbert Cardinal Vaughan of England who for more than…