BAPTISM Baptism is the purification of the soul by being dipped inwater. It cleans the person being baptized and allows him or her to be anointed with sacred chrism.
CONFIRMATIONDuring confirmation, the Holy Spirit is sent by Jesus to lay ahand upon the forehead of the recipient and give to them the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:wisdom, understanding, counsel,fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.
HOLY EUCHARIST The Eucharist is the symbolic Last Supper of Jesus Christ. Those participating in it eat wheat bread and drink grape whine, which the priestconsecrates so that they become the body and blood of Christ.
PENANCE Also known as Confession, it involves three steps: the penitents contrition or sorrowfor his sins, the actual confession to a priest and absolution, and then penance or restitution for his sins.
EXTREME UNCTION Otherwise known as the Anointing of the Sick, this is a ritual given to seriously illChristians to help them to acceptsickness as a purifying cross sentby God and give them the grace even to accept death if that is Gods will.
ORDERSThe Holy Orders are whensomeone devotes their life toGod by becoming a brother,nun, deacon, priest, bishop, cardinal, or even the pope.
MATRIMONY Matrimony, or marriage, is theholy, natural union between two(or more) people. The basic goalof marriage is to create children and, in some cases, create a political or social alliance.
WORK CITED"The Seven Sacraments." jesuschristsavior.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct 2011. <http://www.jesuschristsavior.net/Sacraments.html>.