This small book on humility was written by Pope Leo XIII when he was Bishop of Perugia for his seminarians. It is clear, concise and speaks with the authority of a spiritual elder on the practice of humility in such terms that it could benefit all the faithful by listening to his instructions.
Click to Download: The Twelve Degrees of Pride and Humility by St Bernard of Clairvaux
Humility makes a man great, while pride makes even angels hateful and odious. If the devil can trick us into pride under the guise of humility we are in great danger of losing our souls, do not trust what the world says about true humility but rather the the wise and often time witty instructions of the great St Bernard.
St Celestine V makes the decision to step down from the Papacy despite objections from Cardinals, Bishops and many laymen.
Behold, my brethren, I have resigned the honour of the Papacy; and now I implore you by the Blood of Jesus and by His Holy Mother, quickly to …provide for the Church a man who will be useful for it, for the whole human race, and for the Holy Land.