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From the Rector/Catechesis, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11/13/2022


CCC 1808 Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in
the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome
obstacles in the moral life. the virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of
death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his
life in defense of a just cause. “The Lord is my strength and my song.” “In the world you have
tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Corresponding Gift: Fortitude

Connected Virtues: Martyrdom, magnanimity, confidence, magnificence, patience,

Opposed Vices: Fear, fearlessness, daring, foolhardiness, ambition, presumption, vainglory,
pusillanimity, meanness, cheapness, wastefulness, softness, pertinacity

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