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The Paschal Mystery: Christ’s Mission of Salvation
Vocabulary for Unit 6
fortitude: Also called strength or courage, the virtue that enables one to maintain sound moral judgment
and behavior in the face of difficulties and challenges; one of the four cardinal virtues.
leprosy: An infectious disease resulting in numbness, paralysis, and physical deformities; also called
Hansen’s disease. Effective treatment was not developed until the late 1930s.
redemptive love: Love that is willing to give everything, even one’s own life, for the sake of redeeming,
saving, or setting free another person.
redemptive suffering: Suffering willingly taken on for the good of others.
solidarity: Union of one’s heart and mind with all people. Solidarity leads to the just distribution of
material goods, creates bonds between opposing groups and nations, and leads to the spread of spiritual
goods such as friendship and prayer.
virtue: A habitual and firm disposition to do good.
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