Charismatic Gifts, Cornelius
MHFM: This is an interesting quote from St. Robert Bellarmine. It further confirms what’s covered in our video and article on Cornelius – namely, that the charismatic graces (e.g. the gift of languages mentioned in the Book of Acts), which are also called gratiae gratis datae or graces freely given, can be present in a person who is not in the state of grace.
St. Robert Bellarmine, De Gratia Et Libero Arbitrio, Book 2, Chap. 13: “By the name of talents those gratiae gratis datae [charisms or graces freely given] are understood, which are common to the elect and the reprobate, such as the grace of healing, the gift of languages, the interpretation of speech...”
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