Sport: School of Virtue



     "The correct practice of sport must be accompanied by practicing the virtues of temperance and sacrifice; frequently it also requires a good team spirit, respectful attitudes, the appreciation of the qualities of others, honesty in the game and humility to recognize one's own limitations. In short, sports, especially in less competitive forms, foster festive celebration and friendly coexistence. While playing sports, Christians also find help in developing the cardinal virtues—fortitude, temperance, prudence and justice."


Pope John Paul II

25th World Day of Tourism
"Sports and Culture: Two Vital Forces for
Mutual Understanding, Culture and Development among Countries."
September 27, 2004