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THE VIRTUES. THE EVANGELICAL VIRTUES 1. The evangelical virtues, so designated because they are specially recommended in the Gospels (Evangelium = gospel), are closely related to the cardinal …More
THE VIRTUES.
THE EVANGELICAL VIRTUES
1.
The evangelical virtues, so designated because they are specially recommended in the Gospels (Evangelium = gospel), are closely related to the cardinal virtues and are four in number, viz., Humility, Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
Humility.
2.
Humility is a virtue which enables us to see our own defects and to ascribe to our Maker the little good that may be in us.
Poverty.
3.
Poverty is virtue which makes us detach our minds from the things of this world and fix them on God alone.
Chastity. 4. The virtue of chastity impels us to shun all illicit pleasures, and even when these are licit, to enjoy them in moderation. Obedience. 5. The virtue of obedience prompts us to comply with all lawful commands given by our superiors, regarding these as God's representatives here on earth. 6. These four virtues form the foundation upon which the edifice of Christian perfection has been raised. The Gospel has supernaturalized them and has set its …More