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DELECTATION VICTRIX

Literally "conquering delight." In Jansenism the theory that whenever a predestined person is faced with an apparent moral option, god's grace will always make sure that what God wants that person to do will be done by reason of its overwhelming attraction. Implicit in the theory is the notion of irresistible grace. those destined to be saved inevitable perform what God, in effect, does for them since they lack the internal freedom to either resist or co-operate with what is still called 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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