The theological virtues are those that are about God. They are from God and they deal with living a Christian life. There are three – faith, hope and charity. (And if we ever have girl triplets – that’s on the list for possible names.)
A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good (CCC 1803). The word virtue comes from the Latin virtutem meaning “moral strength, manliness, valor, excellence, worth.” So virtues could be said to be those things that are excellent in mankind.
The theological virtues are the virtues given to us by God so that we may be His children and may may merit eternal life. We will discuss each – faith, hope and charity – in detail in future blog posts.