Our Sacramental Life (Student Text)

Our Sacramental Life (Student Text)

Living and Worshiping in Christ 

Author: Patricia Morrison Driedger

Price: $24.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87793-719-7

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: October 1, 2002


Our Sacramental Life has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

As the Catechism of the Catholic Church instructs:
Liturgical catechesis aims to initiate people into the mystery of Christ ("It is mystagogy") by proceeding from the visible to the invisible, from the sign to the thing signified, from the "sacraments" to the "mysteries."

Drawing on the above instruction, the unifying theme of Our Sacramental Life: Living and Worshiping in Christ is centered in an emphasis on mystery and mystagogy.? In exploring sacramental life, as communicating the mystery of God, the inaccessible and incomprehensible are both made accessible and comprehensible for teenage students.

Using Our Sacramental Life: Living and Worshiping in Christ, students will gain a greater appreciation that through the sacramental life of the church: we are given a "language" which enables us to participate in the life of the Trinity, making it possible for us to communicate the mystery of God, and thus to participate in Christ's work of restoring and renewing the world.

Table of Contents
1. The Sacraments Continue the Work of Christ (click to view chapter)
2. Celebrating the Church's Liturgy
3. Baptism
4. Confirmation
5. Eucharist
6. Penance
7. Anointing of the Sick
8. Holy Orders
9. Matrimony
10. Appendix: Another Look