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143. The Parts of Temperance

1. The integral or quasi-integral parts of a virtue areconditions required by its nature as that virtue. There are twosuch integral partsof temperance: shamefacedness bywhich one recoils from the disgrace of intemperance, andhonesty by which one loves the beauty of temperance. Thesubjective parts of a virtue are its species, kinds, or types. Thesubjective parts of temperance are: abstinence, sobriety, chastity,purity. The potential parts of a virtue are other virtues alliedwith it or subordinate to it; these parts share the character ofthe virtue in question, yet they are not coextensive with it inscope, and they are not species or kinds of it. The potential partsof temperance are: continence, humility, meekness (or mildness),modesty.

"Before a man chooses his confessor, he ought to think well about it, and pray about it also; but when he has once chosen, he ought not to change, except for most urgent reasons, but put the utmost confidence in his director."
St Philip Neri

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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