Grace is the gratuitous benevolence shown by God toward the
human race, and
it is an absolutely unmerited, free gift of God, made possible through the Jesus Christ our Redeemer and His
atoning death on the cross. CCC 1996, 1998-1999, 2001
The free, unmerited gift is the Divine
For by grace you have been saved through
faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast. For we are his handiwork, created
in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.