|Title:||The Sacraments: How Catholics Pray|
|Authors:||O. F. M. Thomas Richstatter|
|Publisher:||Saint Anthony Messenger Press|
|Number of pages:||135|
"The sacraments are such a 'special' kind of prayer that many Catholics do not think of them as prayer at all!" says the author. "...They think of sacraments as something we 'receive,' not a way in which we pray." This introduction to the sacraments explains the meaning of the rites, gives reasons for why Catholics do what they do and tells something of the history of the sacraments to help you understand how Catholics pray. The author writes for Catholics who need a quick refresher course in the sacraments and for those of other faiths who, for whatever reason, want to know more about Catholic prayer. The Sacraments is recommended especially for inquirers and Catechumens in the RCIA.