Cardinal virtues The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Platoregarded temperance, wisdom, justice, and courage as the four most desirable character traits. Prudence from prudentia meaning "seeing ahead, sagacity" is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason. Connected to justice are the virtues of religionpiety, and gratitude. Temperance is the virtue which moderates in accordance with reason the desires and pleasures of the sensuous appetite.
The Seven Heavenly Virtues is a classic interpretation of seven basic concepts that will lead your soul to glory.
They differ somewhat from the three theological virtues love, hope, faith and the four cardinal virtues prudence, justice, temperance and fortitude combined. In alphabetical order, here are the big seven each of which conveniently corresponds to one of the Seven Deadly Sinsalong with some trope examples demonstrating each.
Note that this is just one list; there are plenty of others, as shown below. Being Generous Towards Others. A willingness, or even desire, to help others and better the world, no matter the cost to your personal self. The path of a graceful and noble spirit.
The Good Samaritan is this virtue personified. Generosity, charity, self-sacrifice; the term should not be confused with the more restricted modern use of the word charity to mean benevolent giving. Love, in the sense of an unlimited loving kindness towards all others, is held to be the ultimate perfection of the human spirit, because it is said to both glorify and reflect the nature of God.
Such love is self-sacrificial. Confusion can arise from the multiple meanings of the English word "love". This love is necessary for salvation, and with it no one can be lost.
This virtue is the mainstay of The Atonerand Hurting Hero. An extremely strong sense of Charity, to the point that it overcomes common sense, becomes Honor Before Reason. Using this virtue as an excuse for suicidal tendencies or poor planning results in Martyr Without a Causealthough in a Martyrdom Culture this virtue will more easily extend to a Death Seeker.
The angel who embodies the virtue of Charity is Michael. Being Unhindered by Worldly Desires. The ability to overcome temptation and show self-discipline. Note that the fulfillment of the virtue is not through lack of being tempted, but rather of making the conscious decision to better yourself rather than do what you know is morally wrong.
Abstaining from sexual conduct according to one's state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. Cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene, and maintained by refraining from intoxicants. To be honest with oneself, one's family, one's friends, and to all of humanity.
Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought-through education and betterment. The ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption.
The angel who embodies the virtue of Chastity is Uriel. Being Steadfast in Work. Despite the problems that surface, no matter what stands in their wayone with this virtue will accomplish their goals and stay true to their core beliefs.
If there is work to be done, they will do their best to get it finished, and properly. A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work; decisive work ethic, steadfastness in belief, fortitude, and the capability of not giving up.
Looking for DVDs on the same subject matter - I bought both "Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues" DVD by Robert Barron And the "Seven Deadly Sins" DVD from the History Channel both available from ashio-midori.coms: There are also a number of other sets of virtues, including: The Seven Contrary Virtues which are specific opposites to the Seven Deadly Sins: Humility against pride, Kindness against envy, Abstinence against gluttony, Chastity against lust, Patience against anger, Liberality against greed, and . Mar 20, · Renowned theologian and author Fr. Robert Barron recently spoke at a parish Lenten retreat at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill. "Seven Deadly Sins; Seven Lively Virtues" with Fr. .
Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness.Study Program Study individually or in a Group. You can watch the Seven Deadly Sins / Seven Lively Virtues DVD and then probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message by using the companion Study Guide, which is divided into sections that correspond to each part of Bishop Barron 's presentation.
The Study Guide was written by Catholic author Mark P. Shea, under the direction and approval of. Sep 22, · The story surrounds the hunt for a serial killer, who, inspired by Dante Alighieri's seven deadly sins from "The Divine Comedy", sets out to, "preach" about man's impurity, and does so by targeting victims, then torturing them by pitting their own underlining sins against them/10(M).
Aug 15, · The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a classification of vices (part of Christian ethics) that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct Christians concerning fallen humanity’s tendency to sin.
The “Seven Deadly Sins”‘, also known as the “Capital Vices” or “Cardinal Sins”, are a classification of vices that were originally used in early Christian teachings to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man’s tendency to sin.
Information and commentary on the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Heavenly Virtues, and more. Contains history, cultural associations, current thought, and additional reading on both Sin and Virtue.
This is the place for info on Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed, & Sloth. These sins are balanced by seven virtues. Cultivating these cardinal virtues builds Christian character and leads to a lifestyle that is pleasing to God.
Originally published as two separate volumes in and by the American Tract Society, The Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Cardinal Virtues gives believers a guide for facing good and evil in their Christian journey.5/5(3).