supernatural virtue

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Related to supernatural virtue: Cardinal virtues, Theological virtues
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Noun1.supernatural virtue - according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues
brotherly love, charity - a kindly and lenient attitude toward people
cardinal virtue - one of the seven preeminent virtues
hope - one of the three Christian virtues
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Or as Orestes Brownson put it, "Philanthropy is a mere natural sentiment; charity, a supernatural virtue.
But in the state of corrupt nature he needs this for two reasons, in order to be healed, and in order to achieve the meritorious good of supernatural virtue.
Brown on the historical background of the questions about the supernatural virtue of faith, while R.
However, what emerges as perhaps the essay's most profound message is that Marcel, the Catholic philosopher, teaches that the supernatural virtue of hope genuinely arises in its purity and intensity in those situations wherein total despair is a real temptation (p.
Thanks to the supernatural virtue of faith which most Filipinos received when they were baptized as Christians, they believe in a life after death and in the Divine Providence of God their Father who always sends good things to them, even if at times in the form of disaster, tribulation, or trials.
It is, therefore, advisable especially for the youth who make use of these means to ask for guidance and advice from mentors and spiritual directors so that these uses of digital technology can really contribute to the growth of human and supernatural virtues.
But because grace perfects rather than destroys nature, both the natural and supernatural virtues are of worth and should be pursued.