Tag Archives: Modesty

Suitable Attire

Padre Quadrupani briefly addresses the matter of proper attire, offering the following guidelines: “Clothing is worn for a threefold object: to observe the laws of propriety, to protect our bodies from the inclemency of the weather, and, finally, to adorn … Continue reading

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External Senses – Part 3 of 3

Concluding his discussion on bringing the five external senses under the control of reason, Father Geiermann mentions the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Concerning the sense of smell, he notes: “St. Bonaventure exhorts his readers to dispense with the … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 4 of 5

Continuing Father Pegues’ discussion of virtues associated with temperance, we now discuss modesty and two of its species. The virtue of modesty “restrains the sensitive appetite in things that are less difficult to regulate than those which are the object … Continue reading

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