For Blessed Chaminade, an act of faith meant not only accepting something as true with our mind but also embracing it with our feelings. This is what is called "faith of the heart." He taught that acts of faith should not only shape our thinking, but they also should affect our feelings. As Blessed Chaminade said, our faith should include "attitudes of the heart. It is faith of the heart that justifies: by believing from the heart you are made righteous. Faith of the mind alone does not sanctify."