Number of articles: 31

"When temptation comes, we close the door"

In his 27 December general audience, Pope Francis began a new catechetical cycle on vices and virtues, speaking about safeguarding the heart.

From the Church and the Pope

Little Things

Every day we have the possibility of finding God’s will materialized in things that are accessible and small, but good and pleasing in the eyes of God and other men and women.

Fostering Interior Life


Temperance consists of an inner harmony that enables the person to choose well. It is a cardinal virtue that helps us to enjoy goods freely, without allowing them to dominate or enslave us.

Doctrinal Articles

Out of the Heart's Abundance: Truth and Charity in Judging Others

The vice of gossip is a recurring theme in Pope Francis's preaching. This article contains some considerations on gossip and judging others, from both a spiritual and human perspective.

Fostering Interior Life

What is Prudence?

Prudence is the virtue that enables us to discern what our true good is in all circumstances and to choose the means to achieve it.

Fostering Interior Life

The Doorway of Humility

God made Himself small, so that we might become great with the only true greatness: humility of heart. An article by Guillaume Derville on Christian life.

Fostering Interior Life


Strength of spirit, or fortitude, helps us cope with difficulties and overcome our limitations. For Christians, Christ is our example of how to practise fortitude, the virtue that opens the way to many others.

Fostering Interior Life

Temperance and Self-mastery (II)

"Those who are masters of themselves have marvelous possibilities to dedicate themselves to the service of God and neighbor, and thus attain the greatest happiness and peace possible here on earth."

Fostering Interior Life

Educating for Life

“Loving children rightly requires helping them to acquire self-mastery, making them persons who are free and responsible."

Fostering Interior Life


In a note to a 1950 edition of The Way, Saint Josemaría promised readers a new book —Furrow—soon to be published. The material was written and organized into chapter headings; only the numbering of the points of meditation and a stylistic revision remained