St. Augustine taught that sacraments are visible signs of an invisible grace. A sacrament is God's gift to us to strengthen us in faith. They were instituted by Christ to give us sanctifying grace for the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.
The Church teaches there are seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders.
Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are the Sacraments of Initiation, the means by which one becomes a Christian. Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick are Sacraments of Healing because they restore and strengthen our relationship with Christ. Marriage and Holy Orders are sacraments of Vocation because they are particular ways a Christian lives out his or her Baptism promises.
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