Patristic / Medieval
Cassian (On Pride)
Benedict (Ch. 7 On
Humility from the Holy Rule)
Gregory the Great
the blinding of pride (Bk. xxiv, 50)
the seven capital sins and their
relation to one another
Gospel imagery of lost sheep being found by the Lord Bk. xxx. s. 80
(See steps 4 On Obedience, 23 On Pride, 25
On Humility in the
Ladder of Divine Ascent)
(Holiness of Life, Ch. II True Humility)
on Pride in Purgatory
(Cornice I Cantos X to XII)
of Ruysbroeck (Humility)
Augustine (Gospel - see Confessions Bk VIII Ch 3, 4)
Cyril of Alexandria
Peter Chrysologus (Gospel)
Luther 1 (Gospel)
Luther 2 (Gospel)
Taylor (On Humility and Pride)
Keble (the lost coin)
Trench (the lost sheep)
Trench (the lost coin)
Charles Williams selections
the Holy Sacrament)
Smith on Bach Cantata
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)
Keble poem -
Trinity III from The
Links to images of
The Lost Sheep
The Lost Coin
O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us;
that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy
aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through
Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 S. Peter 5. 5
ALL of you be subject one to another, and be
with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may
you in due time; casting all your care upon him, for he careth for
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
walketh about seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the
knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren
are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us
his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while,
make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be
and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
S. Luke 15. 1
THEN drew near unto him all the Publicans and
for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake
parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if
he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the
and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he
found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he
home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them,
Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say
unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece,
not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she
it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her
together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I
lost. Likewise, I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of
angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Lost Sheep Sir John Everett Millais, published 1864
Ant. TURN thee unto me, and have
me; / for I am desolate, and in misery.
17 Relieve thou the sorrows of my heart: / O
me out of my troubles.
18 Look upon my adversity and misery, / and
all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies, how many they are; /
bear a tyrannous hate against me.
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me; / let me not
for I have put my trust in thee.
21 Let perfectness and righteous dealing
/ for my hope is in thee.
22 Deliver Israel, O God, / out of all his
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to
/ but guide thou the just.
10 For the righteous God / trieth the very
11 My help cometh of God, / who preserveth them
are true of heart.
Alleluia, All. God is a
Judge, strong, and patient; / and God is provoked every day. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions