Q. 1. I was told that grace comes in three degrees. What are these degrees?
A. 1. "Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us."
Q. 2. What is the source of this knowledge?
A. 2. It is found in Pope Leo XIII's encylical letter on the Rosary, "Iucunda semper expectatione," 8 September 1894.
Pope Leo XIII got it from the writings of St. Bernardine of Siena.