“Christ instituted the sacraments of the unique law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony.
The seven sacraments touch all stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.” (CCC 1210)
Catholic Answers: Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth
Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth is packed with information about the Catholic Church and God’s plan for us, especially highlighting the sacramental nature of the Church and is an effective instrument in understanding why exactly we are called to participate in the sacraments.
EWTN Library: Prayers
EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes. Beyond the broadcast vision, however, first and foremost, the spiritual heart of the EWTN mission is to bring the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, to all.