Aleteia

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.

Bishop Barron: You’re meant to be an eagle, not a chicken: A reflection on Baptism

What if everyone who is meant to soar would, finally, stop poking around on the ground?

Send your love to Jesus in the Eucharist with this morning prayer

Start your day by sending a dart of your love to Jesus in the tabernacle.

Belgian baptisms surge after COVID-cancelled springtime sacraments

305 catechumens will receive their Catholic sacraments after extra months of waiting.

Prayer to awaken a universal love of the Eucharist

The prayer invokes the aid of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and asks her help to stir within the faithful devotion to the Eucharist.

Prepare for communion with this prayer of spiritual hunger

Express to God how your soul thirsts and longs to be united with him in Holy Communion.

What are the sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church?

Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist are the three sacraments of initiation that lay a strong spiritual foundation for all Catholics.

Will Jesus forgive me?

Jesus is always there waiting for us to ask forgiveness and will always be merciful to the contrite of heart.

How often should a Catholic go to confession?

Catholics are obliged to confess grave sins at least once a year, but in most cases Catholics need to confess their grave sins on a more regular basis.

The law of inertia and the return to Mass

For all its mighty power, inertia is not, ultimately, the world’s greatest force. Our free will is stronger.

What do Catholics mean by apostolic succession?

Apostolic succession is the transmission of the mission and power of the Apostles to their successors, the bishops, in an unbroken line.

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