Definition: living according to high moral standards

“Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
— St. Paul, Philippians
“The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.”
— St. Gregory of Nyssa

By living these virtues, I can become the person
God intended me to be. I will be the best I can possibly be.


Faith is a total belief and trust in God.

“Hallowed be Thy Name.”


Hope is never giving up on God’s love.

“Thy kingdom come.”


Love is God’s presence in all that we do.

“Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.”


Fortitude is giving your best when things are difficult.

“but deliver us from evil.”


Prudence is taking care and considering our words and actions.

“And lead us not
into temptation”


Temperance is always being aware of others and adjusting to their needs.

“Give us this day
our daily bread”


Justice is fair treatment for all.

“and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.”

For more information, see Catechism of the Catholic Church - The Virtues [VATICAN.VA]