An Introduction to the Theological and Cardinal Virtues

Virtues are the building blocks of a holy life. They’re the characteristics of how our relationship with Jesus is played out daily.

Virtue is tied up in our spiritual life.

So, don’t try to be virtuous for the sake of self-improvement.

Instead, try to practice virtue for the sake of growing closer to Christ, for the sake of being more like Him, whom we’re made in the image of.

“The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God.”

– CCC 1803 quoting St. Gregory of Nyssa

Here’s the deal… I’m not a pro at virtue. I love studying them because I desire so much to grow in them.

So today, I’m going to introduce you to each of the theological and cardinal virtues, but I’m also going to draw on the wisdom of other bloggers who’ve been so amazing to share their knowledge and experience with us!

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What is Veiling Really All About?

This post is sponsored by Tami and Love to Veil. I reached out to her, and she sent me a gorgeous veil in exchange for an honest review.

For the longest time, I didn’t veil.

I never felt called, attracted, or even pressured into veiling.

And I even grew up in a parish where I was exposed to veiling. It wasn’t necessarily the mainstream, but you could expect to see a few women and children wearing veils at Mass.

But then something changed.

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Bring the Faith to Life Through Holy Coloring

Our Sunday Visitor sent me copies of the featured books for review. All opinions are my own honest opinions. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

When I was a kid, my mom used to read us stories of the Saints while we colored in our “holy” coloring books.

I attended public school with my siblings, so I know that my mom felt an urgency to make the Faith a strong and positive aspect of our home life.

Our holy coloring routine was how she helped us settle down and find peace in immersing ourselves in beautiful images and stories of the Faith before we went to bed at night.

I remember this as happy times, peaceful times. It’s a memory of love and beauty and truth.

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For Your Shopping Delight: The Ultimate List of Small Catholic Businesses

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I make a percentage at no extra cost to you.

Sometimes, the mass-produced, instant-gratification, cheap-generalized life of Amazon purchases makes us feel empty and jaded.

We want something that speaks to our hearts, something that dignifies our worth.

These small Catholic businesses provide products that will remind you of your beauty and value in God’s eyes, all the while upholding the life of faith you want to live to the fullest.

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