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EXAMPLES of VIRTUES

Abandonment and Trust in God

A beggar teaches the theologian Taulère the secret of true holiness.

Teaching of Saint Vincent de Paul

Teaching of Saint Vincent de Paul

Spiritual combat

Prayer is indispensable to correct one's faults.

Trials detach us from the earth and prepare us for treasures in Heaven.

Message of Jesus to St. Catherine of Siena

Instruction of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Courage

Prayer gives this frail woman courage in the greatest perils.

A soldier forgives the one who has insulted him and by his heroic courage saves him from certain death.

Fidelity and Application

When we work for God, we do it with application.

Living Faith

The mother of young Symphorian encourages him to martyrdom.

Humility and Simplicity

Love of contempt in Saint John of God

In order to imitate his Savior, Saint John of God embraces all contempt.

Abbot Serapion was visited by a monk who, at every word, called himself a sinner and unworthy of the religious habit he wore.

Example of a man truly dead to his own will and judgment.

Contempt for the world

Example of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Forgiveness of offenses

Jesus tells us, "If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you..."

Magnanimous forgiveness in Saint John of God

A beautiful lesson from Saint John of God

He is my enemy! But I cannot hate him, for the missionary Father said to me: If your enemy is hungry, give him food; if he is thirsty, give him drink...

A soldier forgives the one who has insulted him and by his heroic courage saves him from certain death.

Miracle obtained by devotion to the Sacred Heart.

An irreducible hatred is transformed into friendship by the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Patience and Kindness

This great Saint fought so heroically against his natural impatience that he became the "Saint of gentleness".

Nothing could alter the patience of this great Saint.

Ill-treated, outraged in every way, he accepts everything with love to imitate Jesus Christ.

God works a greater miracle when He makes us practice virtue than when He heals us of our sufferings.

Teaching of Saint Vincent de Paul

A king put two prisoners to the test. Their reaction decided their fate...