The Angelus: Fortitude

Fortitude...  One of the great virtues bestowed on us by the Holy Ghost. We examine figures who displayed strength and today's application.

Let us compare His fortitude with our weaknesses. Jesus faced all the situations of His life courageously. He accepted a simple and unspectacular duty of state, along the violence and crookedness that men inflicted upon Him. We, however, shield ourselves by all manner of means. Christ accepted what the progression of events brought upon Him, for this was the will of the Father. We do not accept the world as it is, but tend choose what pleases us and to refuse what displeases. We know how to conform in the face of contradiction, how to go around difficulties, how to catch our advantages, and how to find the easy way."

Excerpt from the Letter from the Publisher


Theme: Fortitude

  • Esto Vir!; Bp. Tissier de Mallerais
  • Heroism in Literature; Andrew J. Clarendon
  • ​Building Strength; Interview with Fr. Michael McMahon
  • True Fathers as We Need Them, Fr. Hervé de la Tour

Faith and Morals

  • Feast of the Holy Cross; Fr. Christopher Danel
  • Decline in Fortitude and Direction; from Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Commencement Address at Harvard, 1978
  • "Our Dear Rector"; Fr. Dominic Bourmaud


  • An Apostolic Missionary; Fr. José María Mestre
  • Bearing Trials: a Benedictine monk

Christian Culture

  • Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay; Dr. Marie-France Hilgar
  • Corruption, Courage, and Rage; Dr. John Rao
  • Forming the Conscience; SSPX Sisters
  • Book Review
  • Questions and Answers; Fr. Peter Scott

News from Tradition

  • Church and World
  • Fortitude vs. the Revolution; Marcel de Corte
  • The Last Word

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