According to Catholic Tradition, Adam and Eve were endowed with "preternatural gifts". These preternatural gifts are identified as the following:
1. Infused KnowledgeAdam and Eve were also constituted in original righteousness (justitia) on account of the supernatural gift of sanctifying grace:
3. Integrity (human appetites being completely submitted to the human intellect)
4. Original RighteousnessThese four gifts correspond to the four Cardinal Virtues:
Prudence (relating to knowledge)On account of sin, humanity lost the preternatural gifts and the supernatural gift and fell to a natural state. Man's intellect became darkened, he became subject to disease and death, concupiscence or the "lust of the flesh" arose in man, and he lost his original righteousness and thus gained original sin.
Fortitude (relating to immortality)
Temperance (relating to integrity)
Justice (relating to original righteousness)