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Exposing our children to stories of the Saints and experiences that model the virtues are important for their development of faith and cultivating a virtuous and purposeful life.
The Saints are heroes of the faith! We are called to be like the Saints and live for Jesus! My brother Missionary Oblates, spend their lives being obedient to their vows to be strong, bold, prayerful, and courageous to minister to the poor and most abandoned throughout the world.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us:
A virtue is a firm attitude to do what is right. Its direct opposite is a vice. A vice is a habit to do what is wrong. Prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance are called the human or cardinal virtues because they forge our human character. These four habits assist us in developing a pure heart that is open to God’s will.
“The moral virtues grow through education, deliberate acts and perseverance in struggle. Divine grace (God’s special help that strengthens us) purifies and elevates the virtues in our lives.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church #1839
I hope you will enjoy the simple explanations, stories and resources prepared to help you teach and model the virtues and lives of the saints.
Fr. David P. Uribe, OMI