Learning the Virtues
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
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:
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.
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!
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.