VIRTUE OF THE WEEK
This week we will strive to grow in the virtue of fortitude. The virtue of fortitude is so important, especially in our times when we are constantly bombarded by the pleasures of the world. The virtue of fortitude will give us a firmness when obstacles come our way. Fortitude will strengthen us against temptation. To grow in this virtue we must practice it on the most basic level. We must first gain the courage to stand up to ourselves and our useless habits and need to always be satisfied, even if it is something so small as refusing to snack during the day. This week sacrifice your extra cup of coffee, say an extra rosary. Do small things you hate doing but that are good for you. In having the courage to stand up to ourselves, we will be strengthen and have the courage to stand up to the devil when he places temptation before us.
"My Lord, my God, give me the strength, give me the courage to not only face difficulty and temptation, but to overcome all that keeps me away from You."