Taking the necessary steps to reach a goal despite difficulties.

Dear Jesus, You carried Your cross to Calvary even though You were tired, weak, and suffering. Please give me strength not to give up when life gets hard.


St. Monica
St. Augustine would possibly not have become a saint had it not been for his mother, Monica. For many years, Monica prayed for her wayward son from the
time he was a young boy and even as he grew up and turned to pagan religions. Her unceasing prayers and tears were rewarded when her son converted to Christianity and became a great man of God.


  • I finish what I start.
  • I keep trying when something is difficult.
  • I stay faithful to routine things.
  • In times of physical or emotional suffering, I continue to look after my responsibilities as best I can.


Galatians 6:9-10
And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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

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