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|St. Thomas Aquinas|
Explanation of the Sacraments
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The Sacraments of the Church
We shall now consider the Sacraments of the Church. We shall treat them
signs or "sacraments" which, however, did not cause grace but only
There are seven Sacraments of the New Law: Baptism, Confirmation, the
of these Sacraments are intended to bring about the perfection of the
individual man in himself; whereas the other two, Orders and Matrimony, are
so constituted that they perfect and multiply the entire Church.
. "A Sacrament, therefore, is clearly understood to be numbered amongst
those things which have been instituted as signs. It makes known to us by a
certain appearance and resemblance that which God by His invisible power,
which possesses, by divine institution, the power not only of signifying
although they are signs of sacrcd things, cannot be called Sacraments.
"Sacraments in General," Chapter I, 6 and 11).
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