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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE VIRTUE OF FORTITUDE.


Q. 1. What is the "virtue of Fortitude?"

A. 1. In summary, the virtue of fortitude is the virtue by which we do what is good and right in spite of any difficulty that we are experiencing.

According to # 1808 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the virtue of " 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.' "

According to the Holy Bible on the subject of fortitude, Jesus said 'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.' [Jn. 16:33]



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