Sixty-Four Virtues

Without the Practice of Which It is Not Possible to Progress in the Spiritual Life

From Fr. Ripperger’s Sensus Traditionis Apostolate

Prudence  — Justice — Fortitude — Temperance

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Integral Parts of PRUDENCE
(Knowing the Means
to Attain the End)
🔊 Prudence Podcast
1. Memory (Memoria): the virtue by which one remembers the right things pertaining to the action and its circumstances
🎞 Memory Video
2. Understanding (Intellectus): the ability to grasp practical principles and the nature of various situations
🎞 Memoria and Docilitas Video
3. Docility (Docilitas): ability to be lead and take counsel from others
4. Shrewdness (Solertia; Eustochia): quickness in arriving at the means to the end
5. Reason (Ratio): ability to reason about practical matters; the ability to apply universal practical principles to particular situations
6. Foresight (Providentia): ability to see future outcomes of actions based upon past experience
7. Circumspection (Circumspectio): virtue by which one keeps track of one’s circumstances
🎞 Circumspection Video
8. Caution (Cautio): application of knowledge of the past to action in order to avoid impediments and evils
🎞 Circumspection & Caution Video
Potential Parts of Prudence
1. Good Counsel (Eubulia): the habit of taking good counsel
2. Synesis: the ability to know what to do when the common law applies
🔊 Synesis, Gnome & Epikeia Podcast
3. Gnome: the ability to know what to do when the common law does not apply
(Render Another His Due)
🔊 Justice Podcast
1. Commutative: justice between individuals
2. Legal: justice of the individual to the common good
🎞 Commumative & Distributive Justice Video
3. Distributive: justice of those in charge of the common good to the individual
4. Restitution: the habit by which one pays back what one owes
🎞 Restitution Video
5. Religion: the virtue by which we render to God what is due to Him
🔊 Religion Podcast
6. Devotion: the habit by which one has a prompt will to do those things pertaining to the service of God
7. Adjuration: the swearing or taking of an oath, such as in a court of law
🎞 Adjuration Video
8. Piety: the virtue by which one renders to one’s parents due honor and reverence
🔊 Piety Podcast
9. Patriotism: the subvirtue to Piety in which one renders to one’s country the honor due to it
🎞 Patriotism Video
10. Observances: making acts of religion
🎞 Observance Video
11. Dulia: giving due honor to one’s superiors
12. Obedience: promptness of will to do the will of one’s superior
🎞 Obedience Video
13. Diligence: fulfilling one’s duty according to one’s state in life
🎞 Diligence Video
14. Gratitude or Thankfulness: appreciation (normally expressed) to a benefactor for some gift given
🎞 Gratitude Video
15. Just vindication: the habit by which one puts an end to the harm caused by others
16. Truthfulness (in English: honesty): the habit of telling the truth
🎞 Truth Video
17. Friendship or affability: the virtue by which one is able to be befriended
🎞 Friendship Video
18. Liberality: the use of one’s surplus means to aid the poor
🎞 Liberality Video
19. Epieikeia: the virtue by which one knows the mind of the legislator
(The Willingness
to Engage the Arduous)
🔊 Fortitude Podcast
1. Magnanimity: the virtue by which one seeks excellence in all things but especially great things
🎞 Magnanimity Video
2. Magnificence: the virtue by which one uses his wealth to do great things
🎞 Magnificence Video
3. Patience: the ability to suffer evils well or the equanimity in the face of evils
🎞 Patience Video
4. Perseverance: the virtue by which one persists in the arduous good until the end is achieved
🎞 Perseverance Video
5. Longanimity: longness of soul; the ability to await the good
🎞 Patient Endurance Video
6. Mortification: the willingness to suffer
🔊 Mortification Podcast
(The Virtue which Moderates
the Pleasures of Touch)
🔊 Temperance Podcast
1. Shame: fear of being perceived as lowly
🎞 Shame Video
2. Honestia: the habit of always seeking to do what is virtuous in each situation (may also be called integrity)
🎞 Honesty Video
3. Abstinence: refraining from the eating of certain kinds of food
🎞 Fasting & Abstinence Video
4. Fasting: refraining from eating food in general
5. Sobriety: the virtue by which one has moderated use of alcohol
🎞 Sobriety Video
6. Continence: the virtue in the will by which one remains steadfast despite the tumult of the appetites
🎞 Continence & Chastity Video
7. Chastity: the virtue which moderates the pleasures of touch in relation to those matters pertaining to the 6th Commandment
8. Virginity: the habit of mind or soul which always refrains from taking delight, even interiorly, from pleasures associated with the 6th Commandment
🎞 Virginity Video
9. Continence: a virtue of the will by which one remains steadfast despite the tumult of the appetites (usually in relation to matters pertaining to the 6th Commandment)
10. Clemency or meekness: moderation of the delight of vindication (of anger)
🎞 Clemency & Meekness Video
11. Modesty proper: the virtue in which one’s externals do not draw others into sins against the 6th and 9th Commandments
12. Humility: willingness to live in accordance with the truth; refraint of the irascible appetite from striving for excellence beyond one’s state; not judging oneself greater than he is
🎞 Humility Video
13 Eutrapelia: the virtue of right recreation
🎞 Eutrapelia Video
14. Sportsmanship: the virtue in which one regulates the pleasures specifically in relation to play or games
🎞 Sportsmanship Video
15. Decorum: the virtue in which one’s externals suits person and circumstances
🎞 Decorum Video
16. Silence: the virtue by which one does not speak unless necessary; also the virtue in which one seeks to have interior quiet of the appetites
🎞 Silence Video
17. Studiosity: the virtue in which one pursues knowledge according to one’s state in life
18. Simplicity: the virtue in which one moderates one externals as to quantity (having neither more than is necessary nor less)
🎞 Simplicity Video

Theological Virtues
(The Virtue by which
One Gives Assent to
the Deposit of Faith)
🔊 Faith Podcast
Faith is the virtue by which we firmly believe all the truths God has revealed, on the word of God revealing them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
𝄞 Hymns of Faith

(The Virtue by which
One Awaits Beatitude and
has Confidence in God’s Aid)
🔊 Hope Podcast
Hope is the virtue by which we firmly trust that God, who is all-powerful and faithful to His promises, will in His mercy give us eternal happiness and the means to obtain it.
𝄞 Hymns of Hope

(The Virtue by which
One Loves God
and One’s Neighbor
for the Sake of God)
🔊 Charity Podcast
Charity is the virtue by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
𝄞 Hymns of Charity

Intellectual Virtues
🎞 Intellectual Virtues Video

The Habit of Mind (Virtue)
by which One Grasps
the Natures of Things
We receive the gift of Understanding to enable us to know more clearly the mysteries of faith.

KNOWLEDGE (Scientia):
The Virtue by which
One is Able to Judge
Created Things as They Are
We receive the gift of Knowledge to enable us to discover the will of God in all things.

The Virtue by which
One Grasps Those Things
that Pertain to God
as Known Through
the Natural Light of Reason
We receive the gift of Wisdom to give us a relish for the things of God, and to direct our whole life and all our actions to His honor and glory.

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