Theological and Cardinal Virtues

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Theological and Cardinal Virtues

Virtues are gifts from God that lead us to live in a close relationship with him. Virtues are like habits. They need to be practiced; they can be lost if they are neglected. The three most important virtues are called theological virtues because they come from God and lead to God. The cardinal virtues are human virtues, acquired by education and good actions. Cardinal comes from cardo, the Latin word for hinge, meaning “that on which other things depend.”


Theological Virtues

faith
hope
charity


Cardinal Virtues

prudence
justice
fortitude
temperance