supernational gift

A particular grant of Almighty God to rational beings (men or angels) unwarranted by man's nature, natural powers or needs; a grant therefore outside the limits of God's general Providence and consistent support of human life and human activity. It may be received in the soul itself, in the soul's faculties, or even in the soul's operations. Wherever found, it is something added to God's primal gift of creation, something impossible for unaided nature to merit or achieve.

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