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ACT OF HOPE

A voluntarily expressed trust in God's goodness, based on faith, whereby a person declares his confidence that what God promised he will also fulfil. As a supernatural act, it can be made only with the help of divine grace.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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