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"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." --Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York


"Msgr. Vaghi speaks out of his long pastoral experience in a way that helps the reader recognize that what is taking place in the sacramental sign is real. A delight to read and a joy to recommend." --Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington


"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

About the Author

Monsignor Peter J. Vaghi is pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He received seminary and theological training at the Pontifical North American College and Gregorian University, both in Rome. Also a graduate of University of Virginia Law School, Vaghi practiced law for many years and remains a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Vaghi serves as chaplain of the John Carroll Society, a group of professional men and women in service of the Archbishop of Washington. He is the author of the Pillars of Faith series, which currently includes The Faith We Profess and The Sacraments We Celebrate, and The Commandments We Keep. He has written a number of articles for America, Priest, and Our Sunday Visitor. He has also a contributed to two collections of writings on priestly spirituality: Behold Your Mother and Born of the Eucharist.
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  • Paperback: 145 pages
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159471231X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594712319
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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By Patrice Fagnant-macarthur VINE VOICE on November 2, 2010
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In the introduction to "The Sacraments We Celebrate: A Catholic Guide to the Seven Mysteries of Faith," Archbishop Timothy Dolan writes that Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi "has baptized hundreds of babies, heard thousands of confessions, celebrated Mass daily, married countless couples, and anointed thousands of infirm and elderly. In other words, he's been on the front lines of the battle for souls, armed with water, bread, wine, oil stock, purple stole, words, and gesture." The sacraments are "the front lines of the battle for souls," yet we Catholics often take them for granted. Msgr. Vaghi's book is designed both to educate readers about the mysteries of the sacraments and their role in our spiritual lives, as well as to encourage Catholics to make greater use of them.

The book is the second of a four part series examining the four pillars of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church." As such, Msgr. Vaghi quotes heavily from the recently published "United States Catholic Catechism for Adults." This is designed as a companion volume to that Catechism, but it functions equally well as a stand-alone study.

"In the sacraments, each of us encounters God." Msgr. Vaghi explores in great detail how we encounter God in Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Each chapter includes questions for personal or group reflection as well as a prayer. There is so much to learn about the mystery and gift that is the seven sacraments. Msgr. Vaghi has done the Catholic Church a wonderful service in writing this book.
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I was trying to use this book as a supplement to a sacraments course, but it wasn't technical enough. Was a little wishy washy and tended to gloss over the details of each sacrament. This is a good book if you was to get people to use the sacraments more, but not great for learning what they truly are. I decided to go with the Paul Haffner "The Sacramental Mystery" instead.
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A wonderful examination of the Sacraments. Fr. Vaghi must be a real treat as a Sunday homilist and pastor. Very easy going style but chock full of information and support from the Catechism and the American Catechism for Adults along with encyclicals. Deep and yet approachable.
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