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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 Temperance – Part 5 of 5

We conclude Father Pegues’ exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing humility, which is the species of modesty that regulates the desire of one’s own excellence. The virtue of humility “makes man repress or regulate whatever touches his own … 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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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 3 of 5

In his exposition of the virtue of temperance, Father Pegues discusses virtues associated with temperance. These are continence, clemency, meekness, and modesty. The virtue of continence consists in “choosing not to follow the violent movements of passion, and this for … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing two species of temperance: chastity and virginity. The virtue of chastity is “that perfection of the sensitive appetite which makes man master of all the impulses that bear … Continue reading

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