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venial sin

a sin that weakens a person's relationship with God but does not destroy it

virtues

good spiritual habits that strengthen you and enable you to do what is right and good. They develop over time with our practice and openness to God’s grace.

vocation

the purpose for which God made us and a particular way to answer his call, whether as a lay person (married or single), a member of a religious community, or a member of the ordained ministry

vows solemn promises that are made to or before God