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Charity - Virtue of Charity
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Part of Charity:

1. Virtue of Charity

2. Love of Neighbour

3. Charitable Organizations

The Christian value par excellence, charity in the sense of supernatural love should be the soul of all apostolic work. This will be the main theme of the present article. At the same time natural love, in its various aspects, plays an essential role. Natural love would not be a sound enough methodical basis: wounded by sin, that is, by egotism, which is the corruption of love, it is mingled with instinctive libido. This articl…

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René Carpentier, “Charity - Virtue of Charity”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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