Roman Catholic Church:
We are in St Joseph’s Church (El Saladillo), near Camposol and Mazarrón Country Club urbanizations (exit 17, RM3 motorway).
Schedule of Mass in English:
Saturday: Mass at St Joseph’s, El Saladillo, near Mazarrón Country Club @ 4.30pm (in English)
Sunday: Mass at St Joseph’s, Puerto de Mazarrón (Calle Mayor, 0, Puerto de Mazarrón) @ 4.30pm
Schedule of Confessions: One hour before Masses. (Also on request.) Call 676 219 445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year!
Sermons of the Cure of Ars – Saint John Maria Vianney, the parish priest of Ars.
Not Like The Others
I am not like the others! That, my dear brethren, is the usual tone of false virtue and the attitude of those proud people who, always quite satisfied with themselves, are at all times ready to censure and to criticise the conduct of others. That too, is the attitude of the rich, who look upon the poor as if they were of a different race or nature from them and who behave towards them accordingly.
There are very few people, even in the lowliest conditions, who do not have a good opinion of themselves. They regard themselves as far superior to their equals and their detestable pride urges them to believe that they are indeed worth a great deal more than most other people. From this I conclude that pride is the source of all the vices and the cause of all the evils which have occurred and which are still to come, in the course of the centuries. We carry our blindness so far, that often we even glorify ourselves on account of things which really ought to cover us with confusion.
Some derive a great deal of pride because they believe that they have more intelligence than others; others because they have a few more inches of land or some money.
Oh, my dear brethren, if only some of them felt the need to say the prayer that St Augustine addressed to God: “My God, teach me to know myself for what I am and I shall have no need of anything else to cover me with confusion and scorn for myself.”
(to be continued)