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Opus Operantis

in theology, means that the personal piety of the person who does the act, and not the act itself, causes it to be an instrument of grace. Thus, in the Eucharist, it is the faith of the recipient which makes it efficient for grace.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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