Day 7 of Basic Training in Holiness – Courage

by Fr Richard Heilman | February 16, 2016 1:05 AM

DAY 7 – MOTHER MOST CHASTE, PRAY THAT WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF COURAGE!

 

GOD’S WORD

“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” (Psalm 27:14)

 

HEROES’ WORDS

“Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power.” -St. Augustine

“I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.” -St. Faustina

“Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: ‘Have confidence; I have overcome the world’ (Jn 16:33).” -Pope Leo XIII

“Though the path is plain and smooth for men of good will, he who walks it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty, if he does not have good feet: that is, courage and a persevering spirit.” -St. John of the Cross

 

MEDITATION

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. “The Lord is my strength and my song.” “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (CCC 1808).

 

MENTAL PRAYER (15+ Minutes)

Guide to Mental Prayer[1]

 

PRAY A ROSARY

Miraculous 54 Day Rosary Novena[2]

Endnotes:
  1. Guide to Mental Prayer: http://www.romancatholicman.com/mental-prayer/
  2. Miraculous 54 Day Rosary Novena: http://www.romancatholicman.com/the-miraculous-54-day-rosary-novena/

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