I stand corrected. A reader writes:

You wrote: "I pray for the hope that is one of the three cardinal virtues."

The four Cardinal Virtues are Temperance, Prudence, Justice, and Fortitude.

The three Theological Virtues are Faith, Hope, and Charity.

The seven Heavenly Virtues are Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, and Humility and they oppose the Seven Deadly Sins of Wrath (Anger), Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony.

Temperance and prudence: how good to be reminded of these core virtues in an age where they have all but disappeared from our polity.

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