(infused grace). Acc. to RC theol., grace is a supernatural quality infused by God into the soul for salvation through the merits of Jesus Christ. This grace is of 2 kinds: 1. Sanctifying grace confers on the soul a sharing in the life of God; makes men holy, adopted children of God and temples of the Holy Ghost; gives the right to heaven. See also Gratia habitualis. 2. Actual grace enlightens the mind and strengthens the will to do good and avoid evil. See also Gratia actualis.
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