Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments
MEETING JESUS IN THE SACRAMENTS
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS
Pope Benedict XVI, has freequently dedicated lengthy and profound reflections on the Church as "the universal sacrament of salvation". The Church is identified and qualified as a community of believers by the gift of faith in Christ which they received in baptism and by the action of grace with which Christ himself, by means of the Eucharist and all other sacraments that are united and ordered to it, acts in them as the fount of life and salvation. From here the analysis and meditation of Benedict XVI on the sacraments begins, starting with those concerning Christian initiation (Baptism and Confirmation) which are the entry ways into the communion of the Church, the great family of the people of God that wants to accompany and witness to them.