The Seven Capital Sins: Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth

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The Seven Capital Sins is an essential book for self-knowledge and spiritual progress. Everyone, unfortunately, will see himself or herself described in the pages of this booklet, as all our sins are traceable to these seven roots of Pride, Covetousness (Avarice), Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, and Sloth. These deadly sins are the seven taproots of evil; they exist within all of us as a result of original sin.
 
The Seven Capital Sins explains the true nature, degrees, acts, and family relationships of these seven vices, and it gives the remedies and safeguards against them. Readers will find insights into the particular weaknesses of their own souls, enabling them to make serious efforts to follow Our Lord's challenging imperative: "Be you therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mat 5:48).

 

About the Author

The Benedictine Nuns of Perpetual Adoration are a monastic community with a ministry dedicated to prayer. Founded by Mother Mary Felber in 1874, the nuns now live under a Rule and a Prioress, and are strongly devoted to the practice of Eucharistic Adoration. Their monasteries are located in Missouri, Arizona, and Wyoming, and their dwellings are united under a central Congregation. The Benedictines support themselves by working with altar bread, correspondence, and handcrafts. Their largest monastery, located in Clyde, Missouri, houses seventy-four sisters, and also serves as a central administration and health care facility. In addition to St. Michael the Archangel, the Benedictines have also published Spirit and Life magazine and run the Monastery Creations gift shop.
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