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The Sacraments We Celebrate

The Sacraments We Celebrate

A Catholic Guide to the Seven Mysteries of Faith 

Author: Peter J. Vaghi

Foreword by: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Regular Price: $14.95

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-231-9

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: March 1, 2010

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In The Sacraments We Celebrate: A Catholic Guide to the Seven Mysteries of Faith, the second book in the Pillars of Faith series, Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi introduces the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults, and the writings of Benedict XVI and John Paul II, Msgr. Vaghi's easy-to-use resource considers each of the sacraments from a personal, communal, and social perspective. The chapters explore the sacraments as a whole and examine the scriptural foundation, the history, and the symbolism of each.

At a time when Mass attendance, Confession, and the celebration of Catholic weddings are all declining, the clarity and accessibility of Msgr. Peter Vaghi's writing on the meaning of these celebrations, complemented by questions for reflection and prayer, makes The Sacraments We Celebrate a vital resource for any Catholic seeking to understand these central actions of the faith.


"A booster shot for a faith in the sacraments."

"Get ready for this work not only to form your mind, but also to touch your heart and soul. I’m afraid we Catholics take our sacramental life for granted. If you want a booster shot for a faith in the sacraments that has become a bit listless, keep on reading. Thanks, Msgr. Vaghi, for calling us back to the roots of our Catholic religion, the seven sacraments. You indeed proclaim the mysteries of our faith."

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York

"Prepare yourself for a breath of fresh spiritual air."

"This book shows that the sacraments are truly a celebration, a celebration of Christ’s love as real as the love he showed when he walked the earth. Prepare yourself for a breath of fresh spiritual air—the heart and beauty of encountering Christ in the sacraments comes alive in these pages."

Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight
Knights of Columbus

"Enthusiasm and love for the Church’s teaching and sacraments."

“Vaghi’s enthusiasm and love for the Church’s teaching and sacraments – and his own priestly ministry – are expressed on every page of this book...Its accessibility, and unwavering but congenial orthodoxy, make it a valuable and readable short introduction to the mysteries of our faith.”


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