Skip to comments.Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 3 Theological Virtues
Posted on 07/19/2010 8:42:05 AM PDT by Salvation
Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With
The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)
The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy
The 3 Eminent Good Works
The 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)
The 12 Fruits of the Holy Ghost
The 3 Theological Virtues
The 4 Cardinal Virtues
The 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary Virtues
The 6 Sins Against the Holy Ghost
The 4 Sins That Cry Out to Heaven
The 3 Conditions of Mortal Sin
The 9 Ways We Participate in Others' Sins
The 10 Commandments
The 2 Greatest Commandments
The 3 Evangelical Counsels
The 6 Precepts of the Church
The Holy Days of Obligation (English)
The 3 Powers of the Soul
The 4 Pillars of the Catholic Faith
The 3 Pillars of the Church's Authority
The 3 Munera (Duties of the Ordained)
The 3 Parts of the Church
The 4 Marks of the Church
The 12 Apostles
The 12 Tribes of Israel
The 8 Beatitudes
The 14 Stations of the Cross
The 7 Sorrows (Dolours) and 7 Joys of Our Lady
The 7 Sorrows and 7 Joys of St. Joseph
The 15 Mysteries of the Rosary
The Order of Creation
The 9 Choirs of Angels
The 3 levels of reverence
The 14 Holy Helpers
The 7 Last Words of Christ
The 4 Last Things (The Novissima)
The 3 Theological Virtues
Question for today......How do I practice these three virtues given by God?
With my family?
With my church?
With my friends?
I just printed out the whole meta-list (16 pages) for the Offspring to memorize. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
O MY GOD, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in Three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I believe that Thy Divine Son became Man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, Who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
ACT OF HOPE
O MY GOD, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I
hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
ACT OF CHARITY
O MY GOD, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Oh, you are mean......forget that — it’s keeps them busy, right?
re: hope/staying positive
My SIL told me the story of driving on an errand with her kids one day when they hit a delay due to road repairs. While they were grumbling, my nephew said, “you know, if Aunt K-— (me) were here, she’d say, hey, at least they’re fixing the road.” And they all agreed.
I was so touched. I have suffered from mild depression off and on for years, and work very hard to consciously remind myself of the positive in every situation, because otherwise my mind automatically goes the other way and distorts things to the negative. Apparently, I had worked so consistently on this that my nephews thought it was natural. Sort of like the way a gymnast makes something difficult look easy.
So, hope is theological virtue that is really my personal project and my support for the other two. Without it, the duties of faith and love seem too heavy. With hope, the joys that come from faith and love seem attainable, and well worth the effort.
Excellent question for an examination of conscience.
Yes. They are given to us by St. Paul and are represented in the three "little" beads in the chaplet of the Rosary and the Italian flag, although the Italians prefer to use the mistraslated word love for charity.
I thought they were always given to us by Christ, but defined by St. Paul.
Fox example:The Great Commandment:
“Love one another as I have loved you.”