– St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Frances Cabrini’s request of God shows that she had magnanimity. Magnanimity is a moral virtue closely related to fortitude. It means a person is noble of mind and heart; generous in forgiving; above revenge or resentment; unselfish and gracious. It also means a person has no fear of reprisal when necessary nor any fear of honor when deserved for all comes by mercy of God. A magnanimous person is willing to take on great endeavors for the Kingdom of God. When have I displayed this virtue? Today, I will pray for more opportunities to exercise magnanimity.