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ANTECEDENT GRACE

The actual grace that precedes and affects a deliberate act of the will. Also called prevenient--arousing, calling, and operating grace--it is grace considered prior to or independent of man's free co-operation.

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

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