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Sacraments

Aleteia's collection of articles on the sacraments, the efficacious signs of Grace instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.

What is that gold container that holds the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration?

Most Catholics know what monstrances are ... even if they don't know the term.

Is there such a thing as going too much to confession?

“Waiting” until one has fallen deep into mortal before seeking out the sacrament is not really a prudent thing to do, to say the least.

3 Helpful tips to be more attentive at Mass

If keeping your attention at Mass is difficult for you, try these simple tips to remain in the moment.

Can’t receive the Eucharist? Here’s how to make a spiritual communion

Saints often made an act of spiritual communion when they couldn't receive the Eucharist at Mass.

This is what the saints had to say about Eucharistic adoration

"Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you -- for you alone?"

Exorcism 101: There are two main types of exorcism

One type of exorcism is used frequently while the other is only reserved for the most extreme cases.

Enjoy going to confession in private? Thank the Irish!

Irish missionaries were responsible for spreading the practice of private confession throughout Europe.

5 Saints who spent extremely long hours hearing confessions every day

For example, St. John Vianney would spend up to 18 hours in the confessional on a regular basis!

Noisy children at Mass are not the problem

An open letter, if you will, to the "People Who Are Tired of Listening to Your Kid at Mass."

5 Practical tips to help you engage in Mass more deeply

If you find yourself "going through the motions," try these helpful things to connect more with Sunday Mass.

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