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Beatitudes

mean: “Oh, how happy you will be” or “Congratulations!” are the most mature Fruits of the Spirit are the signs and expressions of transformation...

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Charity

is the sign of liberation from the false self  grows as a result of acts of mercy and fidelity to prayer  leads to total self-surrender to God and the...

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Faith

is the essential means of attaining salvation is the intuitive level of contemplation where one knows God by love is the fundamental act of the practice of...

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Faithfulness

is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit  is the daily oblation of ourselves and all our actions to God   is realized as compassion and the service of...

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Fear of God

leads to the continuous awareness of God’s presence involves reverence and awe for God’s transcendence and immanence involves trust in God’s infinite...

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Fortitude

perseveres in seeking the difficult good sustains difficult ministries keeps one faithful to the small duties of daily life removes the instinctual desire for power and...

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Fruits of the Spirit

are charity, joy, peace, meekness, faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, long-suffering and self-control are indications of God’s presence and action in our...

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Gentleness

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit is the ability to step back and watch God make things happen moderates our anxious efforts to serve or to seek God allows us to labor...

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Gifts of the Spirit

are sevenfold: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, reverence, and piety are used by the Spirit to purify our conscious and unconscious...

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Goodness

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit is the disposition that perceives all events as manifestations of God’s love is hindered by the illusions of the false self,...

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Hope

as a feeling, is a reaction to a desired object that seems difficult to attain as a theological virtue, is based on God’s infinite goodness, power, and mercy is...

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Humility

is the foundation of the spiritual life is the acceptance of our nothingness is the relation of honesty with all reality: God, ourselves, others, all...

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Infused Moral Virtues

are traits or behavior infused by Grace without our effort are part of the Supernatural Organism  enhance our spiritual journey and life go beyond being a good,...

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Joy

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit is the abiding sense of being loved by God and of being permanently established in His presence may emerge along with the...

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Justice

as one of the moral and infused moral virtues, justice is a disposition which renders to everyone whatever is due to them is not based on status or merit, but on the...

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Manifesting God

is our primary purpose as children of God challenges us to become fully human and to share in the divine life inspires the will to put our human life at the disposal...

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Meekness (Kindness)

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit is required for peace among families, communities, and nations dismantles the need to control situations, others, and even our own...

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Merciful

is the Beatitude that indicates how our contemplative vision is to be put into practice prompts us to offer assistance to others even at considerable cost to...

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Patience

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit diminishes feelings of being disturbed by the ebb and flow of human events decreases the domination of our feelings, although they...

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Peace

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit has been called the tranquility of order is true security rooted in faith in Christ’s resurrection and the infinite Goodness of...

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Peacemakers

have established peace within themselves can generate peace around them can co-create the cosmos with God because their will is freed from the false self and totally...

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Piety (Gift of Piety)

inspires a great spirit of kindness and understanding toward others awakens a child-like attitude toward God awakens the conviction that everyone is our brother and...

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Poor in Spirit

are often the oppressed, downtrodden, the nobodies, and the insignificant allow God to enter their lives at any time and in any way can accept and adjust to events...

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Prudence

is one of the moral virtues is the balance of moderation between the extremes of moral behavior might be called “sanctified common sense” which realizes the...

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Pure of Heart

is the interior freedom that establishes the quality of one’s service was the primary objective of the asceticism of the desert Fathers and Mothers of the fourth...

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Self-control

is one of the Fruits of the Spirit is an inward assurance of God’s unwavering love (agape) is an inner certitude that God will get us through every trial and...

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Spiritual Journey

is the unique path of Christians growing up as cells in the Mystical Body of Christ provides us with new levels of surrender, faith, and love becomes more demanding and...

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Temperance

is a moral virtue, along with prudence, justice, and fortitude is the balance between excess and deprivation is the habitual moderation of the appetites and...

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The Meek

is one of the Beatitudes are free to show love under any circumstances are free of their power and control center do not feel offended when insulted or...

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Theological Virtues

are the transforming dynamism used by the Spirit to arouse deeper levels of divine awareness and ultimately, the grace of Divine Union initiate and greatly influence...

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Those who Mourn

is one of the Beatitudes realize the damage done by the emotional programs for happiness and personal sin have ‘tears of contrition’ feelings of loving...

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Transformation

is a radical change in our attitudes  is enabled through suffering and love depends on the growth of faith, hope, and divine love  is the stable, abiding...

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Transforming Union

is a way of uniting with Jesus Christ in a spiritual marriage is prepared for by the Night of Spirit, according to St. John of the Cross  may be followed by...

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True Self

is the image of God within us is our basic core of goodness given to us by God requires letting go of the false self and the ego in order to manifest God leads to...

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Trust

is spurred on by faith  leads to self-surrender may be thwarted by our demands for certitude  Reference Key...

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