supernatural virtue


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Related to supernatural virtue: Cardinal virtues, Theological virtues
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according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues

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The plays confirm that the creative fidelity of authentic marriage is an unalterable morally ordered interhuman experience which can actually dispose the partners to be gifted with the supernatural virtue of faith.
Abortion, the breakdown of the family, dishonesty, even the natural virtues upon which the supernatural virtues are based are being discredited.
Note, too, the three supernatural virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity.
Our dual nature as creatures molded from the dust of the earth but also elevated to a rank little lower than the angels means that fulfillment of our God-given end involves complementing the supernatural virtues of faith, hope, and love with the natural virtues identified by the Greek philosophers.
Josemaria, who practiced all human and supernatural virtues heroically, excelled as a leader of men and women.
Miracles include healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind, changing water into wine, generating Eve from Adam's rib, the Virgin Mary's conception of Christ, and the glory of the impassible resurrected body, but not the infusion of the supernatural virtues into the postlapsarian soul, though the latter too is plausibly regarded as a divine actuation of human nature's potentia obedientialis.
70) Shortly after this passage Dell'Olio writes, "For Aquinas, the naturally acquired virtues maintain their own integrity while still requiring subordination to the supernatural virtues in order to move the human being to the complete or 'fuller' perfection of the self" (ibid.
God governs all creatures to act in accord with their form" (113), moving and governing us both through natural and supernatural virtues that perfect the natural inclinations, as well as through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Respecting the natural order with the relative autonomy of the state and secular professions, Thomas nonetheless has everything depend ultimately on supernatural charity, which presupposes faith and hope (the locus of prayer) and integrates all the natural and supernatural virtues.