Today we celebrate the Memorial of Sts. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, two who were known for being a bishop and doctor of the Church. These men were friends and grew to love and serve God. Both were known for their humility. Humility can be tricky to navigate. To live humbly means to live gratefully within one’s means. It also means that we recognize what our God given gifts are, and are not.
The song Always Be Humble and King came to mind as I prayed today. Perhaps as we begin a new year it is a good time to recall the message of this song and the call of our God to find our true selves. The refrain is:
Hold the door say please say thank you don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie I know you got mountains to climb but always stay humble and kind. When the dreams you're dreamin' come to you, when the work you put in is realized. Let yourself feel the pride but always stay humble and kind…
Let us be humble enough to accept our calling, and courageous enough to bless others whose gifts are different from our own.
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Currently we both are involved in education.
Sr. Pat is a teacher and campus minister at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. She also serves part time as a member of our leadership team.
Sr. Jeannie is now principal of the Academy of Mt. St. Ursula in the Bronx.
We are both active members of our Ursuline community and are excited about the promise of the future.
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