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Baltimore Catechism (1891)
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LESSON TWENTY-SEVENTH: ON THE SACRAMENTALS
292. Q. What is a sacramental?
293. Q. What is the difference between the Sacraments and the sacramentals?
294. Q. Which is the chief sacramental used in the Church?
A. We make the sign of the Cross by putting the right hand to the forehead, then on the breast, and then to the left and right shoulders, saying, In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
A. The sign of the Cross is a profession of faith in the chief mysteries of our religion because it expresses the mysteries of the Unity and Trinity of God and of the Incarnation and death of our Lord.
299. Q. How does the sign of the Cross express the mystery of the Incarnation and death of our Lord?
300. Q. What other sacramental is in very frequent use?
A. Besides the sign of the Cross and holy water there are many other sacramentals, such as blessed candles, ashes, palms, crucifixes, images of the Blessed Virgin and of the saints, rosaries, and scapulars.
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