Cardinal Virtues

Theological Virtues

Theological Virtues Theological virtues are virtues associated in Christian theology and philosophy with salvation resulting from the grace of God.[1] Virtues are traits or qualities which dispose one to conduct oneself in a morally good manner. Traditionally they have been named Faith, Hope, and Love, and can trace their importance in Christian theology to Paul the Apostle in 1 Corinthians 13, who also pointed out that charity is the...

What Are The Cardinal Virtues

Cardinal Virtues Those who recite the Divine Office find constantly recurring what seems to be the earliest instance of the word cardinal as applied to the virtues. St. Ambrose, while trying to identify the eight Beatitudes recorded by St. Matthew with the four recorded by St. Luke, makes use of the expression: “Hic quattuor velut...

Virtues Are Good Habits

Virtues Are Good Habits Everyone has heard of virtues and most of us have some understanding of what virtues are. It’s easy to see the value in improving how we live in virtue, the problem is it can be hard to know where to start. The easiest way to get...

Virtue

What Is Virtue? Virtue is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. In other words, it is...

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Virtue: A Catholic View

Virtue Definitions According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage. “Appelata est enim a viro virtus: viri autem propria maxime est fortitudo” (“The term virtue is from the word that signifies man; a man’s chief quality is fortitude”; Cicero, “Tuscul.”, I, xi, 18). Taken in its widest sense virtue means...

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Virtue and The Art of Living

Virtue and The Art of Living We began our adventure on smooth, peaceful waters, with me in the front of the kayak and my wife in back. Things were off to a great start as we enjoyed the clear blue skies, the beautiful scenery around us, and the snow capped...

Men And Virtue

Men And Virtue The time-tested road maps leading to virtuous Christian manhood have been lost. Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue will help Catholic men recover the virtuous life and become authentic men of God. Every father needs a few essential books in his father’s ‘tool box’. This...

The True Long Life

The True Long Life The really long-lived are not those who live long but those who can make their lives as fruitful as possible. In view of this standard, as there may be those who, though a hundred years old, are truly short-lived, it is also possible that there are...

List of Values

List of Values The following list of values will help you develop a clearer sense of what’s most important to you in life, as explained in the article Living Your Values. Simply copy or print this list, mark the values which most resonate with you, and then sort your list in...

Cardinal Virtues

Cardinal Virtues In Christian tradition, there are 4 cardinal virtues: Prudence – able to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time Justice – proper moderation between self-interest and the rights and needs of others Restraint or Temperance – practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation Courage or...

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The Portrait Of People Of Heart

The Portrait Of People Of Heart With their vision, faith, and deeds, people of heart are integrated heroes of both spiritualism and meaning. Their profundity relies not on their knowledge or acquisitions, but on the richness of their hearts, the pureness of their souls and their closeness to God. They...

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