by Laura De Luca, for Pages Sheets [Contacts] Words, da “i Giochi dell’ Armonia“,
on RADIO VATICANA ITALIA.
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[message out-of-band, from now on MOOB: “…. and nobody wants, needs, desires, to know what fantasmagoric gift She brought !!! MaH !!! Indifference … 🙂 “].
We can say Pope Francis introduced the Eighth of he Capital Vices. The Indifference. The worst. 😛 .
The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a religious grouping and classification of vices. This grouping emerged in the fourth century AD and was used for Christian ethical education and for confession. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a mortal or deadly sin is believed to destroy the life of grace and charity within a person. Though the sins have fluctuated over time, the currently recognized list includes pride (orgoglio, superbia), greed (bramosia, avarizia), lust (lussuria), envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. There is a parallel tradition of seven virtues.
The tradition of seven deadly sins as we know it today originated with the desert fathers, specifically Evagrius Ponticus. Evagrius identified seven or eight evil thoughts or spirits that one needed to overcome. Evagrius’ pupil John Cassian brought that tradition to Europe with his book The Institutes. The idea of seven basic vices or sins was fundamental to Catholic confessional practices as evidence in penitential manuals as well as sermons like “The Parson’s Tale” from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. This connection is also clear in how Dante’s Purgatoryis arranged according to the seven deadly sins. The concept of seven deadly sins was used throughout the medieval Christian world to teach young people how to avoid evil and embrace the good as is evident in treatises, paintings, sculpture decorations on churches. Works like Peter Brueghel the Elder‘s prints of the Seven Deadly Sins as well as Edmund Spencer‘s The Faerie Queene show the continuity of this tradition into the modern era. A commonly used mnemonic acronym to remember the seven deadly sins is “SALIGIA,” based on the first letters in Latin of the seven deadly sins: superbia, avaritia, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira, acedia.