Undertaking great things, using money, time, and talents to their full potential.

Dear Jesus, help me to see the gifts you have given me, to be grateful for them, and to develop and use them well. Please give me the courage to step out of my comfort zone and confidently share my gifts, not for my own glory, but for Yours, and the good of others.


St. John Paul II
Karol Wojtyla grew up in Poland and became a priest after his studies in an underground seminary during World War II. Fr. Wojtyla gave himself wholeheartedly to whatever he was assigned to do, whether it was academic work or canoe trips with the youth in his parish. When he became pope in 1978, John Paul II continued to lead the Church with great magnificence and enthusiasm. He started World Youth Days; invited all to come into the Church; and did other great
things with love, wisdom, hard work, and perseverance, undergirded by an intense prayer life. He frequently said, “Do not be afraid!” and was an inspiration to many people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

PRACTICING Magnificence:

  • I give my all to whatever I’m doing.
  • I undertake projects or activities that will use my gifts positively.
  • I use my time constructively.


1 Peter 4:10-11
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

The Gift of Fortitude perfects the virtue of Fortitude and its related virtues. 

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