Sacraments of the Living
The sacraments of the living are five of the seven
sacramentsof the Catholic Churchwhich are classified as such because their chief purpose is to give more grace to the soulsalready spiritually alive through sanctifying grace.
Holy Eucharistbrings the fulness of spiritual life through the grace of Christ. This is the central sacrament from which or to which all other sacraments flow.
Confirmationseals the graces of Baptism, thus filling the recipient with full gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sickgives the recipient the grace needed to overcome illness and return to a fulfilling Christianlife.
Holy Ordersgives the graces necessary to lead the lay peoples of the Church and fully live out the vocationof priesthood.
Matrimonygives two people the grace needed to live together in harmony and raise Christian children.
Baptismis not included because it is the sacrament believed to first bring spiritual life.
Reconciliationis not included because it restores spiritual life to those who have died spiritually through sin.
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