Throughout the season of Lent, countless people will be engaged in a process of preparation to either receive the sacraments of initiation or to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. They will be accompanied in their preparation by those who are already initiated, who are themselves preparing to renew their baptismal promises at Easter.
The sacramental life is one of richness and beauty, but it is often overlooked or misunderstood by the faithful. In this seven-part series on the sacraments and the virtues, Caitlin Sica helps readers understand both the sacraments themselves as outward signs instituted by Christ to bestow grace, as well as the virtues those sacraments nourish in the hearts of recipients. In case you missed an installment over the past two months, you’ll find links to each post in the series below. Immerse yourself in the mystery of the sacraments and open your heart to the virtues this Lent.
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Featured image: Rogier van der Wyden, The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece (15th c.); PD-OLD