Understanding the Sacraments – The Fabric of Our Catholic Lives

Understanding the Sacraments &ndash; <em>The Fabric of Our Catholic Lives</em>
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Author: Barbara Anne Radtke

96 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”

The “sacramental imagination” has always been at the heart of Catholic life, but what exactly does this mean to Catholics today, and how is it reflected in the seven sacraments of the church? In this clear and profound book, Barbara Anne Radtke begins by helping us understand the broader concepts of “sacrament” and “sacramentality.” Then she explores the sacraments of initiation, of healing, and at the service of communion, helping us see them all as “visible signs of invisible grace in the world today,” so that we might “embrace a way of looking at life and seeing God in our daily surroundings and encounters.” This is a great introduction for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of sacraments and sacramentality.

Barbara Radtke creates courses and other resources that support adult faith formation for Boston College STM Online: Crossroads.

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The Adult Faith Formation Library offers a valuable collection of titles that are reliable resources for information, formation and transformation in the Catholic tradition. Whether used in formal educational settings, or in less structured learning communities, each book makes concepts and traditions accessible and understandable. Perfect for:

  • Adults in a faith community who would like to grow through spiritual reading and reflection 
  • Parish/pastoral ministers who seek support in their personal and professional development
  • Pastoral teams or school faculties who desire to enrich or further explore their mission
  • Individuals who want to deepen their own understanding of the faith
Each volume’s user-friendly format provides:

  • An introduction to the topic
  • Four chapters, each designed to be read in one sitting/session
  • Questions for personal reflection and journaling, or for conversation starters in a team or learning community
  • A suggested reading list for further exploration

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