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Grace to Remove Obstacles

“The merit of an increased reward and dignity for all eternity is not the only fruit of the supernatural works which we perform in a state of grace. They have another supreme advantage, which is that they remove the obstacles … Continue reading

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Grace to Merit Heaven

“The infinitely Precious Blood of the Son of God could alone purchase this grace for us, and the virtue communicated to the works performed by us in and by it is so great as to give them a very high … Continue reading

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How Heaven Is Obtained

“God does not grant us heaven gratuitously from pure liberality, nor simply out of fidelity to His promises, but out of strict justice, as a reward due to our works. True, God is not obliged to reward our good works, … Continue reading

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Children of God Led by His Spirit

“Sanctifying grace makes us children of God; as such we may rightly expect from our heavenly Father the help of His Holy Spirit to develop and foster our supernatural life and guide us in all our ways. By grace we … Continue reading

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Actual Grace From the Holy Spirit

“Sanctifying grace brings with it the supernatural helps of the Holy Ghost which go by the name of ‘actual graces.’ Even when in a state of grace, we require a special attraction and instigation of the Holy Ghost in order … Continue reading

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Obtaining the Promises of the Beatitudes

“By the acts of the seven virtues which we perform under the impulse and with the help of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost we acquire likewise the eight beatitudes of which our Lord spoke in the Sermon on … Continue reading

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Blessings From the Holy Spirit

“These supernatural virtues [faith, hope, and charity] are not all, or even the greatest, of the blessings conferred on us by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost. There are others which are particularly attributed to Him, and are called in … Continue reading

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