The Virtues of Mary: Profound Humility

One of the ten evangelical virtues of Mary was Profound Humility.

In her Diary, St. Faustina writes of humility:

O humility, lovely flower, I see how few souls possess you. Is it because you are
so beautiful and at the same time so difficult to attain? O yes, it is both the one and the
other. Even God takes great pleasure in her. The floodgates of heaven are open to a
humble soul, and a sea of graces flows down upon her. O how beautiful is a humble soul!
From her heart, as from a censer, rises a varied and most pleasing fragrance which
breaks through the skies and reaches God Himself, filling His Most Sacred Heart with joy.
God refuses nothing to such a soul; she is all-powerful and influences the destiny of the
whole world. God raises such a soul up to His very throne, and the more she humbles
herself, the more God stoops down to her, pursuing her with His graces and
accompanying her at every moment with His omnipotence. Such a soul is most deeply
united with God. O humility, strike deep roots in my whole being. O Virgin most pure, but
also most humble, help me to attain deep (51) humility. Now I understand why there are
so few saints; it is because so few souls are deeply humble.

Mary is the most humble of any person. She possesses humility in a profound degree. This is why God choose her to be the Mother of God.

In the Diary of St. Faustina, Mary tells her that “the soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence, completely forgetting oneself and believing oneself to be nothing, because the Lord is great, but He is well-pleased only with the humble, He always opposes the proud.”

In her Magnificat, Mary says that “He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.”

It is only the humble person, dear Princess of God, that deserves and can handle being lifted up or exalted.

Mary’s humility is shown in the way she addressed herself as the “handmaid of the Lord” as well, despite her many glowing qualities.

A Princess of God, while a Princess, should first and foremost follow Mary’s example and consider herself as a simple ‘handmaid’ before Jesus, ever ready to do what He wishes.

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