The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church - by Romanus Op Cessario (Hardcover)
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"About the Book ""A leading Catholic theologian offers an in-depth explanation of the seven sacraments celebrated in the Catholic Church""-- Book Synopsis There are seven sacraments administered in the Catholic Church. What are they, and what do they do? Why do human beings require sacramentalized, visible realities to seal their confession of faith in Jesus Christ? Why does the Catholic Church administer the sacraments in the way that it does? Leading Catholic theologian Romanus Cessario, OP, offers an in-depth explanation of the seven sacraments celebrated in the Catholic Church. He addresses the rationale for the sacraments and provides detailed exposition of each one, highlighting the importance of the Catholic tradition--and of Thomas Aquinas, in particular--for contemporary reflection on the sacraments. This book examines why participation in the sacramental life of the Church is required for the believing Christian and helps readers understand the role the sacraments play in the sanctification of the world. About the Author Romanus Cessario, OP (STD, University of Fribourg) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair of Theology at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. He was named and remains an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Cessario has published in the fields of moral and sacramental theology as well as in the history of Thomism. His books include The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, A Short History of Thomism, and Christian Faith and the Theological Life."



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