Sacramental Grace

Continuing on the topic of grace, let's first consider sacramental grace. These graces flow from each of the seven sacraments respectively. Each sacrament is a font for a particular grace, which we refer to as sacramental. Sacraments are sensible signs instituted by our Lord Jesus; they symbolize and confer grace.

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Redemption Won By Death

Among the heroes we see on the big screen, Captain America holds a privileged place. He's the hero of the most memorable war, World War II. He came from an Irish family but lost both of his parents at a young age. He wanted to join the army at the outbreak of war but was denied because of his frail stature. Yet, what caught the eye of the head of an experimental serum, Dr. Reinstein, was the tremendous virtue of Steve Roger's heart.

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On the Topic of Grace

On the topic of grace, Mother Church has written many things to say about God's grace, from the great saints, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila to the councils of the Church Fathers. In the seminary, we take a course that includes a section on grace. It is a very fascinating topic, one that could be pondered for a lifetime. Yet, we should not let any daunting topic, such as grace, just by its sheer magnitude, be a reason for us not to ask the questions and seek the answer to, "what is grace?"

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