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Amy J. Cattapan interviews Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB, about his book on humility and self-esteem for teens.

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Humility is called the mother of all virtues. The current episode of Book.Ed discusses an insightful new book on humility meant especially for youngsters titled Humility Rules: St. Benedict's 12 Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem, authored by Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB.

An insightful book on humility for teens and young adults: 'Humility Rules' #catholicmom

From the publisher, Ignatius Press:

Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?

With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.

Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously — which is already a first step on the path to humility.


Copyright 2020 Amy J. Cattapan