Positive personal and cultural renewal is the VISION of the Virtue Works Media VIRTUE LITERACY PROJECT.
This project will offer a lifeline to families who struggle daily trying to grow faith, conscience, and character in their children and teens. Together, we can promote virtue literacy—the knowledge and practice of virtue— through an online search engine for books, movies and music, with a true moral compass.
Popular reading and media too often fills our minds with negative images like greed, envy, laziness, lust, anger, gluttony, and pride. THE VIRTUE LITERACY PROJECT will rekindle goodness in hearts and minds with reading and media that models virtues like humility, selflessness, generosity, purity, peace, and more. THE VIRTUE LITERACY PROJECT will fill an urgent cultural void with enjoyable alternatives to spiritually empty and morally toxic reading and media.
Media is powerful. To read, and watch, and listen to what is true, noble, just, holy, and honorable is to BECOME these things. We will provide information about reading and media that is morally excellent and upbeat motivation for families to choose to enjoy it.
THE VIRTUE LITERACY PROJECT is built on four essential pillars:
A virtue-based rating system for reading and media.
A robust list of recommendations filtered by the 10 Commandments.
DeLIGHT overcoming darkness, as growth in literacy energizes growth in joyful virtue.
Practical tools to limit the exposure of children to toxic content.
Our Christ-centered MISSION is anchored in FAITH.
Virtue Works Media draws upon centuries of holy inspiration from the Catholic religious tradition to strengthen families in living principled, virtuous lives. Using Christ’s preference for storytelling as the model to build moral character, this platform will enable virtue in thought, word, and action to take root and flourish in families and communities.
The core VALUES guiding the Virtue Works Media organization are the 10 Commandments and 30 Everyday Virtues. This simple foundation allows the power of God to flow through our efforts to do tremendous good in the world. Our innovative online tools will make it easy for families to choose high quality, morally-rich reading and soul-satisfying media.
With your help, we can cooperate with the Holy Spirit in using the tools of technology in the service of true CHARITY: to feed starving souls, to clothe vulnerable hearts and to renew the face of the earth!
Catherine C. Gilmore
Founder, Executive Director, Virtue Works Media