Chapter 15: The Life of Virtue
Terms in this set (25)
An abiding disposition of the soul (a habit) that enables a person to perform good actions easily.
The chief moral virtues upon which all other virtues hinge because they are the framework for all the other moral virtues. Acquired by repeatedly doing good acts. They help us to lead a morally good life.
The virtue that directs our actions to the true good in every situation and enables us to choose the right means of achieving it.
The virtue by which we always give to God and neighbor what is due to him.
The virtue by which we confront with courage any difficulty or danger, even death, for the service of God and the welfare of our neighbor.
The virtue by which we hold our passions and desires, especially sensual ones, under control.
Supernatural virtues infused into us through baptism and the other sacraments. They come from God as well as direct us towards him.
Virtue by which we believe all God has revealed to us.
Virtue by which we trust in God's eternal promises of salvation.
Virtue by which we love God and neighbor.
Other Moral Virtues
Virtues stemming from the cardinal virtues.
Having a just opinion of one's self. It enables us to give credit to God for his gifts and successes.
Enables a person to give freely of his riches - be they money, talents, etc. - to worthy purposes.
The genuine and true expression of love - it is a self-gift. It recognizes the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of marriage.
Enables us to be patient under insult and injury. Meekness is connected with fortitude - strength in enduring trouble.
Using goods sensibly (proper amounts at proper times). Moderation is connected to temperance.
Desiring the best for our neighbor, brotherly love allows us to show our true love for others.
Enables us to work efficiently and to fulfill our religious duties with joy and devotion.
Excessive, disordered self-love. It is opposed to humility.
Uncontrolled desire for earthly possessions. It is opposed to liberality.
Uncontrolled desire for or indulgence in sexual pleasure. It is opposed to chastity.
Uncontrolled expression of displeasure and antagonism. It is opposed to meekness.
Uncontrolled desire for and indulgence in food and drink. It is opposed to moderation and sobriety.
Unhappiness over the good fortune of others. It is opposed to brotherly love.
Excessive laziness. It is opposed to diligence.