Van Tighem Virtues
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
Our Van Tighem Virtues guide our code of conduct at the school and we have rooted them in Jesus’ words to us: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you" John 15:12.
Each Van Tighem Virtue is tied to the cardinal and theological virtues of the Catholic Church. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that a virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do good.It allows the person to not only perform good acts, but to give the best of himself (1803).
To help remember our Virtues we have used our HAWKS name as an acronym.
Honest - I am sincere, truthful and trustworthy. (Tied to Prudence)
Accepting - I accept that everyone is unique and made in the image and likeness of God. (Tied to Fortitude)
Wise - I speak up for myself and others even when it may not be popular. (Tied to Justice)
Kind - I treat people with dignity and respect all rights and property. (Tied to Justice)
Spiritual - I follow the example Jesus taught us in the way I think, speak, and act. (Tied to Charity)