Four virtues play a pivotal role and accordingly are called "cardinal"; all the others are grouped around them. They are: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.Reflection: The ancient philosophers who lived long before Christ articulated four commands for those who wanted to live a virtuous (i.e., strong) life: be wise, be fair, be brave, be self-controlled. The Church has always confirmed the wisdom of these counsels.
- CCC No1805
Prayer: Spirit of God, strengthen us to live the cardinal virtues.
From: Day by Day with the Catechism (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)