Seized by the gentle and humble heart of God, we bring together our skills and support initiatives that nourish and stir people’s souls.
If you ask me what is most essential in the religion and discipline of Jesus Christ, I will answer, first, humility; second, humility; and third, humility.
⸺ St. Augustine
Having encountered Jesus, we know that he is the key to the true joy that so many humans long for in the midst of the world’s darkness. When a soul is converted to Love, the entire person undergoes a transformation, which overflows to the people around them and to society. Thus we believe that evangelization, as a vector of conversion, is the remedy for all our individual and collective crises.
Ever since the hereditary propagation of original sin, gentleness is no longer self-evident. It is a choice and a learning process. At Humbble, we want to cultivate it to protect our friendship, to discern prayerfully, calmly and with accompaniment, and to work long-term.
Throughout history, God has never ceased to love, choose and elevate the humble. We are invited to consider those who are nothing in the eyes of the world as models, and to cherish the inner attitude of spiritual childhood in order to surrender ourselves with confidence to divine will. In this way, Christ can act in us and make us artisans of his Kingdom, beginning here on earth.
Of course, our humility is not perfect, but taking this virtue as our name, compass and safeguard, we will be less likely to pass over it.
“In hell there are all kinds of virtues, but there is no humility. In heaven, there are all kinds of sins, but there is no pride.” (Blessed Mariam of Bethlehem)
Whether through direct proclamation, through encounters, testimony or creative initiatives, we experience evangelization as an indispensable immersion to love souls and understand the needs of our time.
When facing a problem, decision-makers most often react by mobilizing solutions that have already been tried. Generally speaking, this conventional approach:
At Humbble, instead of exhausting ourselves with a multitude of laborious and inefficient solutions, we prefer a systemic approach, which consists of 3 steps:
❶ Analyzing reality patiently, meticulously, and objectively, in order to acquire an integral understanding of its global architecture. For this, we mobilize different tools such as field immersion, anthropology and societal analysis, while avoiding ideologies and blind spots,
❷ Identifying the “systemic nodes” (points of convergence, keystones, vital parts) of this global architecture,
❸ Elaborating appropriate creative solutions to leverage the potential of these nodes in order to have a wide positive influence in the whole system.
We believe that this systemic approach can be put to the service of evangelization. It can help us identify the main entry points and resistances towards a path of conversion, and to respond to these in an adjusted manner.
But let us never forget that the most perfect lever is and will always be Love, through Divine Will. It was the blood of Christ’s loving martyrs that converted the Roman Empire, and then the world. Not clever strategists.
In this systemic approach, Humbble also offers Church actors customized accompaniment in evangelization, integral ecology, ethical finance and agile governance.
Example of systemic leverage: Transforming the Vatican gardens to be in harmony with the call of Laudato si’.
As an incubator, Humbble welcomes and supports missionary projects from the beginning stages through finalization by helping with networking, providing expertise and helping raise funds.
Evangelization is our vocation. Thus, we do not evangelize to live, we live to evangelize.
In addition to these fundamentals, some of our initiatives have self-financing systems, inspired by start-up models, allowing them to consolidate, grow and multiply the contribution of donors, while supporting missionary families.
English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Tagalog… share valuable and rare information with as many people as possible
→ In progress
Offering spiritual books to people on the margins
Support people in situations of poverty by giving them resources to get through their difficulties with Christ
→ Looking for partners
Enriching influencers’ database
Give Catholic influencers precious information to grow their missionary impact
→ In the works
Training missionaries in digital tools
Help missionaries and seminarians better use digital platforms and tools to process information
→ On the move
Immersive discovery of the life of Jesus
Use a mapping tool to gather and share a plethora of factual data on Jesus’ life
→ In progress
Offer resources from the saints for spiritual warfare via a slow reading app
→ Coming soon
Relational platform for building the Church
Connect committed human resources and Catholic organizations
→ In the works
Break down the mystical life by bringing one of its major figures to the big screen
→ In the future
Create a Catholic board game with graphics and mechanics that can compete with the most popular games of today
→ In progress
Ouvrir une compagnie aérienne pleinement catholique dans son offre, son organisation et ses destinations
→ Dans les airs
Ouvrir une coopérative financière tout public plaçant l’épargne au profit de l’évangélisation
→ Dans les petits papiers
Create esthetic and efficient digital content fitting the needs of Church actors
→ Cathedral of Lyon, etc.
Combining the most ancient vices with the most modern means, evil is spreading across the Earth in industrial proportions. And, as faith recedes, more and more souls are dying spiritually of starvation.
Convinced that the Church has all the means to nourish souls, we favor a systemic approach to offer faith effectively to the people around us.
At Humbble we have four main profiles: missionaries, prayer supporters, sponsors and companions.
Talented people engaged full-time on incubator initiatives.
People with ideas who call on Humbble to help bring their initiatives to fruition
Collaborators who contribute occasionally to the incubator’s initiatives
Humbble is in need of…
Through their experience and ecclesial knowledge, these people advise us throughout our journey so that our work remains on the right track.
Have you experienced the fire of conversion and are burning with the desire to make the Lord known to all souls?
We combine our enthusiasm and our skills to announce Christ more widely than we could do alone. Convinced that everyone has been given gifts for the good of all, we welcome all people of good will who adhere to the objectives, the functioning and the values of the incubator.
Write to us at:
team (a) humbble.org
Let us not waste time; man is like a breath; his days are a shadow that passes away
Ps 143, 4