This prayer space will help us to understand that humility means that we appreciate our talents and good qualities and use them to help others

Equipment: a pocket mirror, glitter, blank sheets of paper, a bowl of water

  • Primary Years
  • Middle Years
  • Secondary Years



At some time in our life, we meet someone who inspires us and becomes our hero. It could be a family member, a teacher or a famous person. These people become our role models. In the Catholic church, we have many saints such as Bernardette Soubirous who teaches us that being humble means that you appreciate your own and other people’s good qualities and talents and use them to help others.

  • Relax and look at your face in the pocket mirror. How does this make you feel?
  • On the blank sheet of paper write the good qualities, talents or abilities you have. Maybe you are good at taking care of young children, or you are a good listener, or you are a helpful person.
  • Each time you think of good quality, talent or ability you sprinkle some glitter into the bowl of water. You may also sprinkle some glitter if you think of a quality or talent in a person you admire.
  • Write down, draw or say a prayer of gratefulness about yourself and pray that you may always use your talents and abilities to help others, even when it is difficult to do so.


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