#4 Hope & Chastity – The Virtues of Mary – Retreat

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Ave Maria!

Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia on Mary's virtues of hope and chastity, what these virtues are, and how this relates to our own journey to the virtuous life.

This is the fourth of five talks for our "Virtues of Mary" retreat June 18-20, 2021 at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana


Hope is a desire and expectation for things not yet attained.

It is a theological virtue and so Related to the other theological virtues of faith and charity which build on each other.

Hope says that a goal is both difficult but attainable. One sin against this is complacency or presumption which denies that the goal is difficult that we basically already have it. The other is despair where we think it’s so difficult that is not attainable.

Examples of Mary’s hope

Hope that Joseph would still accept her. That they will be provided for in Bethlehem. Flight into Egypt. Feast of Cana when our lord said what does this have to do with me.


Nearly a quarter of the litany of Loreto refers to her chastity

Chastity is the one virtue that’s hardest to practice

Devils use vices of impurity to cast a wide net for souls

Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/QYPZ9HXp-RM

More Virtues of Mary: https://airmaria.com/tag/virtues-of-mary-conference/
Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw59mHnwrjE&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wr1cYkhd2-xk6g1uY3IgSI

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center: https://maryschildren.com/


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