The definition of Grace is:
Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
A sense of fitness or propriety.
A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people.
The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God.
An excellence or power granted by God.
A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.
Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop.
Music An appoggiatura, trill, or other musical ornanment in the music of 16th and 17th century England.
To honor or favor: You grace our table with your presence.
To give beauty, elegance, or charm to.
Music To embellish with grace notes.
Many graces are received when you go to Eucharistic Adoration. It is there where the lord will give you many graces, so many that you may not even be aware of them. They all serve a purpose. The grace to get through a difficult time. People usually do not think of these kind of graces when you hear of a “grace”. Grace is strength to make it through a tough time with a difficulty in life when the only thing you can rely on is God Himself. No one else can give you that grace to get through it.
When you make it past the difficulty with the special graces that were given to you, there are blessings waiting for you on the other side.
Mary, the Mother of God, was given very special graces. For she would have to withstand the torturous death of her Son on the cross, Jesus. That is why we say Hail Mary full of Grace. For if she did not have those graces, she would not be able to make it through that sorrow she had to bear. Her heart is united with that of her Son, pierced with sorrow.
So when you think of Grace know that it has much more meaning than what the definition in the dictionary says.