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There are many types of grace. Some God freely gives (e.g., the grace to convert a sinner toward prayer and repentance). Others are merited. There are sanctifying, gratuitous, cooperating, and operating graces (cf. St. Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Grace in his Summa Theologica). Read Fr. R├ęginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.'s introduction to his commentary on ...


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From the "PENNY CATECHISM, 139" God's grace is a supernatural gift of God, freely bestowed upon us for our sanctification and salvation. The other numbers 140, 141, and 249 are added to aid in the understanding of how grace is obtained and what it does in the sanctification and salvation of a person. 139 What is Grace? Grace is a supernatural gift of ...


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How does the context shed light on this passage? The entire letter to the Galatians is a warning about starting down the path that leads to the Pharisees. In the last chapter Paul is sort of summarizing building on points he establishes earlier. The illustration of "sowing" can be seen as making an investment. Just as a farmer hopes that his investment ...



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