Virtue = Strength March 22

Dear Assumption Catholic Schools

As we prepare to enter Holy Week, let us remain strong in our desire to get closer to God.  Holy Week is a most sacred time of the year and when you can try to experience it at Church.

This week our strength building on the virtue of FORTITUDE is MAGNANIMITY.
The strength to have greatness of soul, performing noble deeds that are great in the eyes of God.
Each and every one of us are called by Almighty God to be holy. We are called to be saints. To reach such sublime heights, one can
say that we are called to be great. This greatness is what is referred to as the virtue of Magnanimity – which translates to ‘greatness of soul’. It cannot exist without humility as its guiding rod.


“It is better to be alone with God. His friendship will not fail me, nor His counsel, nor His love. In His strength I will dare and dare and dare until I die.”
– St. Joan of Arc

The weakness is PUSILLANIMITY – running away from what you should do. Pusillanimity is the direct opposite of magnanimity: it’s to shy away from the gifts God has given you, out of timidity. For example, God has given you a beautiful singing voice but you won’t sing even when people invite and encourage

Happy Holy Week

In Christ’s Peace
Daniel Minter President
Assumption Catholic Schools

Mission-to inspire excellence and personal growth grounded in Catholic principles and tradition.