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2003. Grace is first and foremost the gift of the Spirit who justifies and sanctifies us. But grace also includes the gifts that the Spirit grants us to associate us with his work, to enable us to collaborate in the salvation of others and in the growth of the Body of Christ, the Church. There are sacramental graces, gifts proper to the different sacraments. There are furthermore special graces, also called charisms after the Greek term used by St. Paul and meaning “favor,” “gratuitous gift,” “benefit.”53Whatever their character – sometimes it is extraordinary, such as the gift of miracles or of tongues – charisms are oriented toward sanctifying grace and are intended for the common good of the Church. They are at the service of charity which builds up the Church.54

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

244. Does the Church need places in order to celebrate the liturgy?

345. What is required when one of the spouses is not a Catholic?

450. Why did God “bless the Sabbath day and declare it sacred” (Exodus 20:11)?

414. How is human solidarity manifested?

541. From whom did Jesus learn how to pray?

197. How does the Virgin Mary help the Church?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of faith in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, described in Matthew 20:29-34?

What is the message behind the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican?

Jacob’s Wrestle with God: What is the significance of this story for us today?

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What is the cyclicality of Israel’s history and how is it portrayed in Judges 3-16?

Moses’ Leadership: What do Moses’ life and example teach us about leadership, faith, and obedience to God? (Numbers 12)

How to deal with opposition to the truth of the Gospel?