Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lent XXXVI

...there are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit because the deviation of the vices must be repelled in the most effective way. Thus fear assists against pride; piety against envy; knowledge against anger, which is a kind of insanity; fortitude against sloth, which destroys the soul's power for good; counsel against avarice; understanding against gluttony; and wisdom against lust.

Bonaventura, Breviloquium, Monti, tr. Franciscan Institute Publications (Saint Bonaventure, NY: 2005), p. 188 [Part V, Chapter 5, Section 3].

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