In short, “Grace” is a supernatural gift from God. One may call it divine assistance or blessings, but in essence it is a supernatural gift made freely available to all by the Will of God. As Catholic Christians we have direct access to it by using our own free will in seeking out the sacraments (particularly the Eucharist and Confession).

Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ. The Church confers them on us, they are imprinted on our soul and through them we achieve our sanctification.

Sacraments are the avenues of grace administered by His Church through which we grow stronger in our spiritual lives and as a result become closer to God.

Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)

"The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts"

and "The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"