Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints

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How to Master 12 Essential Virtues in 12 Months

On every page Cultivating Virtue imparts the true spirit of the Catholic Faith. This book takes 12 Christian virtues—one for each month, with a reading for each day of the year—and shows you how to master each one. Featuring episodes and sayings from the lives of the Saints, it covers Perfection, Humility, Mortification, Patience, Meekness, Confidence, and Charity, among others.

Master the virtues and set out on your road to becoming a saint by learning directly from the great saints, such as St. Francis de Sales, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John of the Cross, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. John Chrysostom, and many others.

Cultivating Virtue possesses the unique quality of touching the soul with just a few paragraphs and putting a person in tune with God’s view of our affairs. The reader can pick it up for a few moments and gain incomparable inspiration. This is one of the most moving and powerful Catholic books ever written and one that will enflame the reader with the love of God and desire for true Christian perfection.

Cultivating Virtue was formerly published by TAN Books as A Year with the Saints: A Virtue for Every Month of the Year.

The original text has been re-typeset as an attractive daily meditation. The new trim size is 5”x7”. It is bound in a Premium UltraSoft cover, with a ribbon marker and gold edges. Personalization is available.


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12 Reviews

  • 5
    The exterior quality of is book and the writings of the Saints are both beautiful.

    Posted by Linda McCauley on Aug 11th 2023

    I bought more books to give to loved ones.

  • 5
    Beautiful book! I am quite satisfied with this purchase and with Tan :-)

    Posted by Valerie on Aug 11th 2023

    Wonderful to learn from and walk with the Saints :-)

  • 5
    Cultivating Virtue

    Posted by Nancy on Aug 6th 2023

    Short but impactful readings for growing in virtue and holiness. Quotes and examples from the saints bring the virtue alive and livable . Beautiful cover and binding. The ribbon makes it easy to keep your place. I read an entry daily.

  • 5
    Cultivating Virtue

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 4th 2023

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Each month a different virtue and each day a bit to read about this virtue with stories from various saints. A great meditation to incorporate for any busy person. Useful for adults and youth.

  • 5
    Nice book

    Posted by D on Aug 4th 2023

    This book is full of daily saints quotes and advice for anyone trying to be a saint too and get to Heaven. It's a larger book with a nice cover and heavy paper pages. A nice addition to my little library. Thank you.

  • 4
    timeless Catholic wisdom

    Posted by William M Miller on Jul 25th 2023

    TAN books has done well again by publishing this book (notice original imprimatur in 1891). Excellent spiritual reading especially for confused novus ordo Catholics --- TAN books were instrumental in my conversion to the traditional Latin Mass.

  • 5
    Cultivating Virtue

    Posted by Gary Nicolosi on Jul 22nd 2023

    This is one of the most beautiful books published, easy to handle, a pleasure to read, and filled with timeless insights on the virtues necessary for a Christian and every human being. Quotes from the saints are an added feature that makes this book so helpful to any Christian desirous to advance in the religious life.

  • 4
    Lovely book

    Posted by Stephanie on Jul 17th 2023

    This book is absolutely wonderful. There are 12 virtues, one for each month, along with a Saint quote for each day. So much richness in these quotes leaving so much to ponder. A wonderful companion for today's trying times. Would make a great gift.

  • 5
    A book

    Posted by Mary Costa on Jul 8th 2023

    Sounds good