Learning the Virtues

Learning the Virtues

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
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There's more to goodness than keeping the Commandments: you've got to cultivate virtue, too, so that you please God in what you do not merely in what you don t do. In these pages, you'll learn countless ways to grow in such virtue.

The wise Msgr. Romano Guardini, a German priest hailed by Pope Benedict XVI as a great figure who aspired to the truth of God and to the truth of man, leads you from a consideration of virtue in itself to a discussion of each of the key virtues that will make you holy and lead you to God.

Here you'll learn how to begin practicing the virtues and make them part of your daily routine. You'll also learn about:

  • Envy, the hidden sin, even in the spiritually mature: how to fight it
  • Courtesy: how good manners are spiritually vital to souls
  • "What is truth?" The surprising answer to Pilate's question will transform you
  • Patience: it's the prerequisite for all moral growth, and only the morally strong attain it
  • Orderliness: not a moral virtue in itself, but lack of it may cost your soul
  • Why a sense of humor is so important even to your spiritual health
  • The strange contradiction in blaming God for the evil in the world
  • Belief in progress: in our day it can be a form of idolatry
  • The tyranny of justice: why so many justice movements turn unjust (knowing this is the key to our future as a society)
  • Asceticism: it's not just for monks without it, you may not be saved!
  • Trashy movies: there's spiritual danger even in the ones that don't obviously glorify sin
  • Discover why noise weakens the soul, and how silence is balm for your spiritual life
  • Plus: many other topics to help you grow in the virtues that lead you to God!

    Romano Guardini:
    Romano Guardini

    Romano Guardini (17 February 1885 - 1 October 1968) was an Italian-born German Catholic priest, author, and academic. He was one of the most important figures in Catholic intellectual life in the 20th century. Guardini's books were often powerful studies of traditional themes in the light of present-day challenges or examinations of current problems as approached from the Christian, and especially Catholic, tradition. He was able to get inside such different worldviews as those of Socrates, Plato, Augustine, Dante, Pascal, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, and make sense of them for modern readers.

    Customer Reviews

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    Learning the Virtues

    I came home to Catholicism about 6 years ago now and, have heard many people talking about the virtues. It wasn't until I started listening to The Catholic Man Show a couple years ago that I started wanting to learn more. So, they recommended this book. So far, I can't seem to put it down. I'm learning so much from just the first few chapters that it is well worth the purchase!

    Insight to the Max

    I absolutely love the Guardini book on the Virtues. It is beautifully laid out with a brilliantly beautiful cover and bristles with insight about right living. I've read a few of Guardini's works and they all show a scholar and pastor with classically-trained mind and the heart of a priest. Thanks to Tumblar House for making this available.

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