CMM Saint of the Month
• SAINT ROBERT BELLARMINE •
and the Virtue of Humility
Have you ever encountered the virtue of humility as you visited someone’s grave? I remember vividly when I had that experience. During the academic year 1997-1998 I had the opportunity to study theology in Rome. And, during that year, I was able to visit many of the churches in Rome. Upon visiting the Church of St. Ignatius I remember vividly discovering the tombs of St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Robert Bellarmine. I was struck by the location of where St. Robert Bellarmine is buried, and why.
What makes a great man great? Is it his power? His position? The exalted position of his office? Wealth? Influence? Worldly achievements? So often, whether we realize it or not, we assume that greatness is rooted in the standards that the world tells us.