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HOPE

 

A THEOLOGICAL VIRTUE (2 of 3)

 

Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." "The Holy Spirit . . . he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life."

 

~ Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1817 .

 

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Listed below are New American Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church references as well as weblinks to FAITH  and CHARITY, the other 2 Theological Virtues. Pictured above left is St Louis de Montfort.

 

 

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

(CCC) REFERENCES

 

1822-1829 (link to theological virtue reference)

 

apathy and indifference contrary to, 2094

call to, 1694, 2013

catechesis and, 25, 1967, 1971

communion in, 953, 1475

destroyed by mortal sin, 1855-56, 1861, 1874

heart as the seat of, 1853

indulgence and, 1478

information and, 2489, 2494-95, 2497

as loving one's neighbor, 1822-29

"never ends," 25

offended and wounded by venial sin, 1855, 1863, 1875

wipes away venial sins, 1394, 1472

See also Love

 

charity and sacraments

Baptism and, 1269, 1273, 1997, 2156, 2165

catechumens and, 1248-49

Eucharist as the sacrament of, 1323, 1394-95, 1416

marriage and, 1570, 1654

sacrament of Reconciliation and, 1434, 1466

sacramental life and growth in, 1134

sacraments of initiation and advancement in, 1212

 

charity as Christian moral life

charisms and, 800, 2003

chastity and, 2346

as the form of the virtues, 826, 1827, 1841, 1844

freedom and, 1740

fruit of, 1825, 1829

as the goal of our actions, 1829

peace as the fruit of, 2304

as the perfection of Christian life, 1844, 1973

prayer and, 2098, 2662, 2806

virtue of religion and, 2095

 

charity as witness and service

among the members of the Mystical Body, 791

the Church as the community of, 771, 815, 834

deacons and the service of, 1570, 1588, 1596

family as the school of Christian, 1657, 1666, 2204-05

love of country and the order of, 2239

Mary as the model of, 967-68

material goods and the order of, 2401, 2439, 2451, 2459, 2545

parish as a place of, 2179

religious life and, 915-16, 926

renunciation of violent action and the witness of, 2306

saints as a model of, 2156, 2165

secular institutes and, 928

as a social commandment, 1889

society of apostolic life and, 930

solidarity and, 1939, 1942

as the soul of the apostolate, 864

towards neighbor, 1789, 1878, 1931-32, 2447, 2462

 

theological virtues of charity, 1813, 1822, 1826, 1841, 1844

faith and, 162, 1794, 1814, 2093

and the freedom of the children of God, 1828

grace of Christ as the source of, 2011

hope and, 1818, 2090

as love of God and neighbor, 1822, 1840, 1844, 2055, 2086, 2093

as loving according to Christ's love, 1823, 1825

new Law and, 1965-66, 1968, 1972-74

perseverance in, 1824

as the soul of holiness, 826

as the source of merits, 2011, 2026.

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