Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

How do We Define: Magnanimity

Sometimes, the words we use cannot adequetely express what we are really trying to say. They lack the word-picture quality. Take for instance the virtue: Magnanimity. Now, we could correctly define it using Fr. Hardon’s online Modern Catholic Dictionary as:

Greatness of soul. It looks especially to honor and seeks to perform noble deeds. Its object is to perform actions that faith tells a person are great in the eyes of God, no matter what people may think of one’s conduct. (Etym. Latin magnus, great + animus, mind: magnanimitas.)

It just feels sterile to me. So, maybe this a better way to define it..check it out:

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