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THE SACRAMENTS

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Introduction

  1. What is a Sacrament?

A Sacrament is an outward sign of inward grace, ordained by Jesus Christ, by which grace is given to our souls.

  1. Do the Sacraments always give grace?

The Sacraments always give grace to those who receive them worthily.

  1. Whence have the Sacraments the power of giving grace?

The Sacraments have the power of giving grace from the merits of Christ’s Precious Blood which they apply to our souls.

  1. Ought we to have a great desire to receive the Sacraments?

We ought to have a great desire to receive the Sacraments, because they are the chief means of our salvation.

  1. Is a character given to the soul by any of the Sacraments?

A character is given to the soul by the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Order.

  1. What is a character?

A character is a mark or seal on the soul which cannot he effaced, and therefore the Sacrament conferring it may not he repeated.

  1. How many Sacraments are there?

There are seven Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Order, and Matrimony.

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