Now that we understand what is the Church and have studied her best examples - the saints and Mary - we begin to look at how to live the Christian life. This lesson and the following ones will apply OT salvation history to our own lives. This lesson returns to the purpose of man's existence as willed by God at creatio, and considers man's dignity and vocation to beatitude, as created in the image of God and redeemed by the Messiah. Man's freedom. The morality of human acts and passions. Moral conscience. The four cardinal virtues and the three theological virtues (faith, hope, love). The gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.