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A Friend Indeed – Part 6 of 7

Continuing his discussion of the varieties of permanent assistance God offers us, Father Geiermann mentions another kind of assistance in the supernatural order: infused virtues. “The supernatural virtues which God imparts to the soul with sanctifying grace are the theological … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 3 of 3

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the moral virtues by elaborating upon the cardinal virtues of temperance and fortitude. “Temperance is the virtue which moderates our desires according to right reason. It establishes order and moderation in all we say … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 1 of 3

St. Bonaventure teaches: “Let prudence guide your reason, let fortitude govern your temper, let temperance govern your desires, and let justice rule all your actions.” Father Geiermann writes: “All the moral virtues are subordinated to the four principal ones which … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Fortitude – Part 2 of 2

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of fortitude by discussing three virtues associated with fortitude: magnanimity, magnificence, and patience. The proper object of magnanimity is “to strengthen one’s soul in its effort to accomplish great acts in so … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Fortitude – Part 1 of 2

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Cardinal Moral Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 47-170) by discussing the virtue of fortitude. Fortitude is “that perfection in the moral order of the sensitive appetite whose object is … Continue reading

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