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From Justice to Fortitude

February 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Book Club, Cardinal Virtues, Fortitude, Sarah Reinhard

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The Four Cardinal Virtues (Week 8 of 12) From Justice to Fortitude This week, we straddle two virtues: the end of our discussion of justice and the beginning of our discussion of fortitude. And while they went together somehow, I can’t seem to bring them together cohesively into this writing assignment. So, given that, I’m going to focus on fortitude, a virtue I’ve admittedly never really thought much about. Fortitude... Read More

Fortitude and Patience

September 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Fortitude

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Fortitude and Patience Presence of God – Teach me, O Lord, to bear my sufferings with fortitude and patience. MEDITATION Although courage is needed to face or to undertake hard tasks, it is even more necessary in order to persevere in them, above all when they are unpleasant or of long duration, and it is impossible to avoid or change them. In this sense, St. Thomas teaches that the principal act of fortitude is not to attack... Read More

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