State of Grace

Whatever good you have, you have accepted the grace from God. Whatever evil you have, you have rejected the grace from God. Your state is whether you have accepted or rejected God's grace. In other words, Heaven or Hell.


“Above all, the state of grace is absolutely necessary at the moment of death; without it, salvation and supernatural happiness the beatific vision of God — are impossible.” - Pope Pius XII

"If I am not in the state of grace, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me." - — Joan of Arc

“A soul in a state of grace has nothing to fear of demons who are cowards.” ― St. Therese of Lisieux

"A man may lose the good things of this life against his will, but if he loses the eternal blessings, he does so with his own consent." - St. Augustine

"Clearly what God wants above all is our will, which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come... The will is what man has, as his unique possession." - St Joseph of Cupertino

"For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them." - St. Augustine

"The key is to persevere in a state of grace. If one is able to stand firm in the midst of temptation and keep pure one's heart, the Holy Spirit will teach such a soul the mysteries of God. But the first step is conversion... to turn from mortal and then venial sin." - Fr. Ian Vanheusen

“What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith.” - St. Augustine

"Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent." - St. John of the Cross

"In tribulations, turn to God with confidence. You will obtain strength, light and knowledge. In joys and successes, turn to God with fear and sincerity. You will escape all snares and be free of everything false." - St. John of the Cross

"Without the burden of afflictions, it is impossible to reach the heights of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases." - St. Rose of Lima

“There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped? Rise up. Have you sinned? Cease. Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside.” - Saint Basil the Great

"If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that Ge has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint." - St. Ignatius Loyola

"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing with you, which you have received, only that which you have given." - St Francis of Assisi

"God uses our difficult circumstances to transform us into saints so we are free to soar into the very heart of God. If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint." - St. Ignatius Loyola

"For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more." - St. Maximilian Kolbe

"A single 'Blessed be God' when things go wrong is more of value than a thousand acts of thanksgiving when things are to our liking."  - John of Avila