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GRACE OF SANCTIFICATION
The supernatural gift whose purpose is the personal sanctification of the one who receives it. IT is called the grace that makes one pleasing (gratia gratum faciens) to God either by making the person holy (sanctifying grace), or by preparing him for sanctification, or by preserving and increasing his sanctification (actual grace).
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