Catholic Sacraments :
One of the Pillars of a Christian Life

The Catholic Sacraments are ways that Jesus established to bring Grace to our souls.

There are seven Catholic Church Sacraments and all of them give Sanctifying Graces.

Every soul who is living in state of Grace is a living Temple of the Holy Trinity and a Sanctuary of The Holy Spirit.

“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make our home with them”.- John 14:23.

The inhabitation of the Three Divine Persons in our Soul will have it's roots planted deeper when the grade of the Sanctifying Grace increases. 

There are three causes than can determine this increase: the Sacraments, the Practice of the Infused Virtues and Prayer. But the Sacraments take the most important place in this matter.

Now let's look at each one of these Catholic Sacraments separately.

The Sacrament of Catholic Baptism initiates the Sanctifying Grace in our Soul as Christians. It also makes us Adopted Children of God, heirs to His Holy Kingdom!

And the Sacrament of Catholic Confirmation gives us the power to combat against the enemies of our Faith. Now we are not only members of the Church, but warriors of Christ!

The mayor and most excellent Sacrament that Jesus instituted is the  Holy Eucharist! Here we receive not only the Grace, but also the Author of Grace, thus Christ Himself!

The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, the only Sacrament that is not administered by a Priest, but by the man and woman to be married.. Here they declare their love and faithfulness to each other before God in the presence of a Priest.

Jesus prepared the Sacrament of Holy Orders for the chosen ones to represent Him in relation to the Community and to represent the Community in relation to Him. 

The Sacrament of Catholic Confession has been established by Jesus right after His Resurrection. It is essential for us to have a sincere repentance of our sins, knowing that we have offended God in the first place.

And last mentioned, but not least important, the Sacrament called the Anointing of the Sick. It confers Grace, remits sin and/or comforts the sick.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, isn't it worth looking at these Roman Catholic Sacraments more closely? God's love for mankind provides a Sacrament for all circumstances in life that we might find ourselves in.

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