The Seven Christian Virtues
The public is invited to our Cardinal Virtue presentations, scheduled throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.
These speakers and topics were chosen to create thought-provoking dialogue as Saint Mary's cultivates in its learners virtues that will guide them throughout their educational journeys and as they enter the world as leaders in their professions and communities.
Candace Volger, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Chicago
Feb. 21, 2019 – Winona Campus
Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Professor, Boston College
March 28, 2019 – Cascade Meadow, Rochester
March 29, 2019 – Winona Campus
Temperance - Gifts/Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., Professor, Saint Louis University
April 25, 2019 – Winona Campus
Additionally, as part of our ongoing Cardinal Conversation series, the public is also
invited to the following presentation.
UNIVERSITY ETHICS AND VIRTUE
The Rev. James Keenan, SJ, S.T.D., Boston College
Sept. 12, 2019 – several locations
Justice, Dynamism, and Social Order
Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Catholic University of America
December 12, 2018 - Twin Cities Campus
Prudence (Practical Wisdom) is an intellectual aptitude that enables us to make
judgments that are consonant with our proper end as human beings.
Temperance, in a general sense, denotes a kind of moderation common to every moral
virtue and is directed to the good.
Courage (Fortitude) moderates those desires that prevent us from undertaking more
daunting, difficult tasks — even allowing us to endure pain and discomfort when necessary
in pursuit of truth and good.
Justice is a sustained or constant willingness to extend to each person what he or she
deserves in relation to what is truly good for that individual, and having both community
and individual elements related to it.
Faith is the virtue whereby we assent to the truth of supernaturally revealed principles.
Hope is the virtue whereby we trust God in obtaining final happiness.
Charity (Love) is the virtue whereby we love God for His own sake; charity is a state
whereby our desires are uniformly ordered to God.