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Discover The Christian Faith

God is Love

Believe that God loves you infinitely, as you are


God is not far from us, he is in fact so close to us. God is love, an all-powerful, eternal love, which has no limits and is unconditional. God created us, in his image and likeness, out of love and for Love, to be in relationship and communion with him. His strongest desire is that we know him personally and discover the true meaning of our life.  He promises us eternal life.

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The Sacraments

The sacraments are signs that give us an extraordinary graces. They are a power that allows us to be in contact with God, to love and to "bear fruit" in all areas of life. They are signs that, as in language, allow us to fellowship with God and to receive his salvation and his divine life. They are a free gift from our Heavenly Father who unites us to Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit. They also connect men, not only to God, but also to their brothers and sisters and incorporate into the Church.

There are seven sacraments, and all have four dimensions:

  • a sign, what we see;
  • a word, what we hear;
  • a symbol, what the sign and the word express;
  • an effect, the grace of God that he transmits.

Christ "is there by virtue in the sacraments to the point that when someone baptizes, it is Christ himself who baptizes" (VATICAN II COUNCIL, Constitution Sacrosanctum, No. 7).

In marking the most decisive moments of human life, the seven sacraments show that it is our whole existence, in its various stages, that is called to be lived with Christ:

The three sacraments of Christian initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist allow us to enter into the mystery of the dead and risen Christ and to grow in faith.
The Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick open a path of hope.
The Sacraments of Commitment: The Order and Marriage.
 

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