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"Oh Jesus, I love you very much. Give me a heart as big as the universe. Tell me what You wish that I do, and do with me as You will."
-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.