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When we are assailed by some vice, we must, as far as possible, embrace the practice of the contrary virtue.

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES (January 24)

With addiction and bad habits, acknowledgement is the first step towards recovery. Through a daily examination of conscience we have the opportunity to pinpoint bad habits and vices that may be overshadowing potential virtue. While it's important to avoid these vices and sins it's helpful to be aware of the oposing “extreme” vice which also acts contrary to the corresponding virtue. 

The following list might help aid in focusing on the positive virtues to overcome any vices in your life.

V I C E / S I N

Pride
Self-Loathing

Avarice (Greed)
Wastefulness

Lust
Prudishness

Anger
Servility

Gluttony
Deficiency

Envy
Cowardice

Sloth (Acedia)
Workaholism

V I R T U E

Humility
Prudence

Generosity
Charity

Chastity
Modesty

Meekness
Magnificence (use one's talents for good) 

Temperance
Moderation

Brotherly Love
Justice

Fortitude
Industriousness

It has been super helpful for our family to have a visual, so I created this digital download or print.

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. - JOHN 15:5