Acquiring the True Virtue of Temperance

Sr. Catherine Joseph Droste, OP

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

Among the theological and cardinal virtues temperance has last place, yet is as essential to our daily life as all the others. In fact, a study of temperance and the quasi virtue of continence helps us to understand how one moves from vice to virtue.

Sister Catherine Joseph Droste, O.P. is a Dominican Sister of the Congregation of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the Dean of Theology here at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) where she also teaches theology. Sister’s theological degrees (STB, STL & STD in dogmatic theology) are from the Angelicum. Her other degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in history from Christendom College, a Masters in history from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Masters in Educational Administration from Marymount University in Washington, D.C..