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7 Catholic Sacraments

"Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), 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)

The concept of a sacrament can be divided into three parts - An outward sign, instituted by Christ, to give Grace. In the rest of this article we will discuss what these three parts of a sacrament mean and how, as Catholics, we live a Sacramental Life.