Fortitude enables us to conquer our fears, even the fear of death, in the name of our beliefs.
St. Francis’ love of God and his faith in the spiritual life gave him the strength, or fortitude, to follow God even when his parents abandoned him. Francis remains a spiritual and human example of the importance in standing firm in your beliefs—even in situations that may seem unpleasant or possibly deadly. The prayers and service activities demonstrate to students that they have the strength to stand behind their beliefs and shows how they can integrate the virtue of fortitude into their own lives.
The Saints and Virtues Series contains booklets featuring illustrated biographies of popular heroic Christians, prayers, and service activities that combine to create a resource that brings alive the Catholic faith for today’s teens and shows that the virtues can be lived by everyday people. The booklets are perfect for enriching religion courses and confirmation programs.