What are the Cardinal Virtues?

January 15th, 2013

Prudence is the practical wisdom which assists our judgement of situations and directs our actions.

Justice strengthens us to act responsibly with due regard to the rights of others.

Temperance is the strength of self-control.

Fortitude or courage enables us to carry on in adversity and overcome fears and obstacles.

A state or institution which values these virtues will build on a solid foundation.