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The Sacraments: A Continuing Encounter with Christ taken from The Teaching of Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults

  • ISBN: 9781592768271
  • ID #: T1130
  • Copyright: 2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Availability: Usually ships next business day


"The...sacraments...are the means by which Christ's redemptive work in His Passion, Death, and Resurrection are present for all time and for all the faithful." -- Donald Cardinal Wuerl

The Teaching of Christ has had a profound impact upon the universal Church since it was first published in 1976, having been translated into over 13 languages and used around the world.

Now, material dealing specifically with the sacraments has been drawn from The Teaching of Christ into a convenient, "short catechism" that clearly and precisely defines each of them. There is no overestimating the spiritual value of these seven holy signs of God's grace to His people, and their place in the theology and tradition of the Church.

Each sacrament is reviewed in detail, followed by discussion questions, additional references, and key quotations from the Catechism. Sidebar articles within the text provide helpful background information on complex topics.

This handy and affordable book will benefit individuals and study groups that desire to gain a deeper knowledge of the sacraments.