instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven:
Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist,
Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony.
The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the
important moments of Christian life: they give birth and
increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of
faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages
of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.
[Catechism of the Catholic Church 1210]
Call to Holiness
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
prayer is achieved not with many words but with loving desire.
. . .
Everything you do can be a prayer.
St. Catherine of
that one turns in the direction of God is prayer.
St. Ignatius of Loyola
me, prayer is a surge of the heart;
it is a simple look turned toward heaven,
it is a cry of recognition and of love,
embracing both trial and joy.
St. Therese of Lisieux