According to the Church, Fortitude is a Natural Virtue

That means you don’t have to be baptized or a believer to have it.

If so, why is there also a spiritual gift of fortitude that comes with the sacrament of Confirmation?

Here’s why.

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  • Barbara

    Thank you for this. I was going over fruits and gifts of the Spirit w my CCD class and I was stumbling a bit with the grace builds on nature examples. Can’t wait to share!