“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”
We hold that God’s grace – that is, divine power – is mediated through material things in exactly the way that Jesus Himself established. God makes it possible for us to encounter Him, to meet Him, to experience Him.
SACRAMENTS are an extension of Jesus’ own presence and power. They are no less than an encounter with the Risen Lord Jesus. For Catholics, there are 7 such personal encounters: