SACRAMENTS

"Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony.
 

The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life:   They give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life."

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1210

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