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Introducing our children to stories and experiences that model the virtues are important for their development in cultivating a virtuous and purposeful life.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us:

A virtue is a firm attitude to do what is right.  Its direct opposite is a vice.  A vice is a habit to do what is wrong.  Prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance are called the human or cardinal virtues because they forge our human character.  These four habits assist us in developing a pure heart that is open to God’s will. 

“The moral virtues grow through education, deliberate acts and perseverance in struggle.  Divine grace (God’s special help that strengthens us) purifies and elevates the virtues in our lives.” 

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1839

I hope you will enjoy the straight forward and easily understandable explanations and resources prepared to help you teach and model the virtues.

Fr. David Uribe, OMI

This Month’s Virtue is: LOYALTY
We do everything out of love for JESUS even when it’s hard

Teaching Tips: 

– A child’s first lesson about loyalty begins at home. When a parent promises to keep them safe, take of care them when they’re sick, and pick them up when they say the will, that’s being loyal.

– It’s important to show your child that they can count on you and to point it out to them. They can depend on you to pick them up from school, take them to sports practice, and to be there to cheer for them at the game. Let your child know that part of loyalty is devoting time and energy to the people you love and respect.

– Explain to your child that when we support each other we are being like Jesus and the apostles. The apostles supported Jesus. They loved him and they were there for him, even when things were hard.

– Spending time together as a family unit is important to promote loyalty and creating a bond, like Jesus and the apostles. Ways to spend time together can include sharing dinner, going to church, watching a movie, or attending each other’s special events.

– We show loyalty when we do the things we say we will do such as, say our prayers every day, listening to what our parents and teachers ask of us, setting a good example for others, being kind and giving those around us a smile and making sure those around us feel loved.

– It’s important for your child to understand that loyalty does not involve bad choices. If a friend asks you to do something that is not a good choice for you, it’s okay to say no. You can be a loyal friend without supporting bad choices.

– Take some time as a family and develop a simple family slogan or a motto, maybe pick a verse from the bible. Post your family motto in a place where everyone in the family can see it. Take time to say your family motto before you start your day, before dropping off at practice or even before you start dinner.

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