Virtue of the Week: Fortitude

In the wild West a little burro sometimes would be harnessed to a wild steed. Bucking and raging, convulsing like drunken sailors, the two would be turned loose like Laurel and Hardy to proceed out onto the desert range. They could be seen disappearing over the horizon, the great steed dragging that little burro along […]

Virtue of the Week: Fortitude

The Battle Is Won By The Man With Fortitude John Killinger retells this story from Atlantic Monthly about the days of the great western cattle rancher: “A little burro sometimes would be harnessed to a wild steed. Bucking and raging, convulsing like drunken sailors, the two would be turned loose like Laurel and Hardy to […]

Virtue of the Week: Fortitude

Here are a couple great stories and a video clip on fortitude. Have a great week! Spread the good news about fortitude! [do action=”vfquote” quote=”A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, […]

When The Game Stands Tall

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Strengthen Your Spirit

Build a Strong Spirit by Exercising Virtue Your spirit is the very essence of who you are. It is comprised of your emotions, will, character, heart, intellect, and general countenance toward life. Someone who is always depressed, angry, unhappy, judgmental, and rude has a weak spirit. On the other hand, someone who is always joyful, […]

Magnanimity and Fortitude

Friends, I love the relationship between magnanimity and fortitude. Anyone who has worked with teenagers knows that the happiest and most emotionally healthy of them are those who aspire after great and honorable ends.  And certainly not all of them do.  It is not uncommon to see hordes of teenagers loitering every night at the […]

ARETOLOGY (ARETE)

By Polskie Towarzystwo Tomasza z Akwinu ARETOLOGY (Greek ’αρετη [arete]—excellence, bravery, virtue; λογος [logos]—word, thought, reason)—one of the fundamental fields of ethics and moral theology. Its object is ’αρετη, how it is understood and the various conceptions, number, and classifications of areté, the correlations between its particular components, how it is achieved and preserved, and […]

Talent is Never Enough

by John C. Maxwell There are many misconceptions about what makes people successful. Look back at some of your high school experiences. Were the most popular people in your class the most successful? Were the smartest individuals in your class the most successful? Your answer to those two questions is probably not. If talent was […]