Virtue=Strength March

Posted on Mar 1, 2024 by

As the calendar turns to March we will focus on the virtue of Fortitude

The virtue of Fortitude, or Courage, is the strength to do the right thing in the face of fear and/or difficulties.


From The Catechism of the Catholic Church #1808
Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.
The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions.
It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause.

“Virtue is nothing without the trial of temptation, for there is no conflict without an enemy, no victory without strife.”
– St. Leo the Great
Pope and Doctor of the Church

The opposing weakness is cowardice – failing to do the right thing in the face of adversity or difficulty.

Jesus is the ultimate example of fortitude. He invites us to carry our cross just like He did for love us. What is the cross you need to carry for love of Jesus?

In Christ’s Peace

Daniel Minter
Assumption Catholic Schools

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