SERMONS

THE CHRISTIAN VIRTUES
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curated by the Archidiocesi di Spoleto Norcia
in collaboration with Spoleto61 Festival dei 2Mondi
participants Monsignor Matteo M. Zuppi, Monsignor Agostino Marchetto, Monsignor Giovanni Tonucci, Monsignor Marcello Semeraro, Monsignor Riccardo Fontana, Monsignor Giovanni d´Ercole, Monsignor Renato Boccardo

program

Saturday 30 June
Prudence
Mons. Matteo M. Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna

Sunday 1°July
Justice 
Mons. Agostino Marchetto, Secretary Archbishop emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People 

Friday 6 July
Fortitude 
Mons. Giovanni Tonucci, Archbishop Prelate emeritus of Loreto

Saturday 7 July
Temperance
Mons. Marcello Semeraro, Bishop of Albano and Secretary of the C9

Sunday 8 July
Faith
Mons. Riccardo Fontana, Archbishop-Bishop of Arezzo-Cortona-San Sepolcro

Friday 13 July
Hope 
Mons. Giovanni d´Ercole, Bishop of Ascoli Piceno

Saturday 14 July
Charity
Mons. Renato Boccardo, Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia

"A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to “do good”. It allows a person not only to perform “good acts”, but to give the best of himself. With all his sensitive and spiritual efforts, the virtuous person tends toward, seeks and chooses the good through concrete actions". So says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (n. 1803).
Created by the Greek philosophers (Plato, Aristotle,...), the doctrine of virtues was then taken up and developed by Judaism and Christianity, who used the term to indicate a moral strength that helps man achieve his purpose.
There are seven Christian virtues, divided into two groups: the theological virtues, which enable man to live in relationship with God and are of supernatural infused order, they are partakers of the Divine nature, but require human commitment to be effective. They are faith, hope and charity. They are followed by the cardinal virtues (from the latin "cardo"), which perform the role of supporting the human action: they are prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. 
They are acquired through education, deliberate acts and a perseverance ever-renewed in repeated efforts.
Can this system of human and Christian "discipline" say something to the men and women of today? Is a moral action necessary for civil coexistence? In what and how can Christian tradition contribute to the life of modern man? This seventh consecutive cycle of "Sermons" which the Festival of 2Worlds proposes in the 2018 edition, will attempt to answer these and other questions.
+ Renato Boccardo

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30 June
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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01 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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06 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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07 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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08 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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13 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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14 July
17:00
Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
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