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Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gifts of grace increase as the struggle increases.
—  St. Rose of Lima

Prayer is the humility of the man who acknowledges his profound wretchedness and the greatness of God.  He addresses and adores God as one who expects everything from Him and nothing from himself.

Faith is the humility of the mind that renounces its own judgment and surrenders to the verdict and authority of the Church.

Obedience is the humility of the will that subjects itself to the will of another, for God’s sake.

Chastity is the humility of the flesh, which subjects itself to the spirit.

Exterior mortification is the humility of the senses.

Penance is the humility of all the passions, immolated to the Lord.

Humility is truth on the road to the ascetic struggle.

- St. Josemaria Escriva