7 Virtues vs. 7 Deadly Sins

7 VIRTUES VS. 7 DEADLY SINS


Virtue is defined as a particular moral ecellence or a commendable quality.


We love this section, simply because it is suddenly quite straight forward of what is good or bad. Once again, this section is one of these sections that varies, depending on source. We really prefer using the Latin phrases, simply because those are the "same" on a more constant basis than the translations.

Again, there are problems of translations, knowledge of language and time.


The seven deadly sins are even more interesting. Some call it "capital sins" but we prefer deadly to make them more serious. It is here we started using synonyms, as some of the words may not "mean" anything - it is just a word...


With the synonyms, suddenly, it becomes more understandable. More so, there are certain differences in "degree of seriousness" concerning a deadly sin!

Virtue

in English

Virtue

in Latin

Virtue

synonyms

Sin

in Latin

Sin

in English

Sin

synonyms


  1. Humility

  2. Charity

  3. Kindness

  4. Patience

  5. Chastity

  6. Temperence

  7. Diligence


  1. Modesty/humbleness/Bravely

  2. Generosity/unselfishness/Helpfulness

  3. Compassion/Gratitude/favor

  4. Mercy / Tolerans Forgiveness

  5. Abstinence / Moral

  6. Humanity / Moderation

  7. Ethics / Fervour


  1. Humilitas

  2. Liberalitas / Caritas

  3. Humanitas

  4. Patientia

  5. Vitus / Castitas

  6. Temperantia

  7. Industria


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  1. Superbia

  2. Avaritia

  3. Invidia

  4. Ira

  5. Luxuria

  6. Gula

  7. Acedia


  1. Pride

  2. Avarice

  3. Envy

  4. Wrath

  5. Lust

  6. Gluttony

  7. Sloth


  1. Arrogance / 

  2. Greed / Cheapness

  3. Covetousness /

  4. Revenge / Impatience

  5. Crave / Desire /

  6. Excessive ... /Indulgence

  7. Unconcern / Ignorance

The use of Latin is of advantage when going through these type of lists. It is very easy, as some of the words in each group have a similar meaning. "Kindness" for example, can be linked to both the 7 Virtues but also the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

The fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections formed in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity (Galatians 5:22-23, Vulgate

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