Definition of state of grace in English:

state of grace

phrase

Theology
  • A condition of being free from sin.

    ‘people are essentially good and born in a state of grace’
    • ‘One in a state of grace is a master of demons, as divine energy flows freely from above overcoming all.’
    • ‘But in the next breath, we also know that the beauty within us shines a lot more brightly and gives God more pleasure when we are connected to Jesus and in a state of grace.’
    • ‘And when the archdeacon dies, he does so in a state of grace.’
    • ‘Thus there is the same relation between Christ's deeds for himself and his members, as there is between what another man does in the state of grace and himself.’
    • ‘The one baptized is in a state of grace and must assent to, and cooperate with, this infusion in order to become inherently righteous.’
    • ‘The word ‘disgrace’ may hint at the state of grace that can be achieved only by compassion for other living beings.’
    • ‘And you have to be in a state of grace to receive communion.’
    • ‘The idea of ‘consulting’ Catholics not in a state of grace would have struck Newman as grotesquely beyond the pale.’
    • ‘In his case, that involves fasting, to reach a state spiritual attunement, and then a confession of his sins so as to be ‘in a state of grace with God.’’
    • ‘St. Thomas Aquinas taught that a person who is in a state of grace is open to the virtues and gifts that God has poured out.’