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GIFT OF INTEGRITY
Total exemption from the sway of concupiscence, whereby man's whole sensitive and imaginative life and activity are completely under control and ruled by reason. This preternatural gift was possessed by Adam and Eve before the Fall. It rendered their enjoyment of the pleasures of sensitive life more intense than ours because their natural faculties, being purer, were therefore keener.
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