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by M. M. Philipon, O.P.
394 pp. Hardcover (Not all will have a dust jacket.)
In one of his piercing insights into the nature of Christianity, St. Paul exclaimed: "For me to live is Christ" (Phil. 1:21). Those words of St. Paul are valid for all Christians today. Our principal chore is to allow Christ to form Himself in us, to act through us, to make of us His dwelling place.
The great means given us by Our Lord to bring about such a transformation are the sacraments. The redemptive act consummated by Christ on Calvary is communicated to us through these seven channels of grace. By them, we can be as close to Christ as were our forebears in the Faith.
The sacraments exert an influence on us not only as individuals but also as members of a society, the society founded by Christ and called by St. Paul the Mystical Body of Christ. The social aspect of the sacraments at times has not received the attention it deserves. In this work Father Philipon gives adequate consideration to both the individual and the social nature of the sacraments and provides as well many passages suitable for meditation.
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