Day 51 Why are there seven sacraments?

In this episode we discuss the number of the sacraments. The Catechism of the Council of Trent sets forth the doctrine of seven sacraments following St. Thomas Aquinas in his Summa where he draws an analogy to the seven things that are necessary for the life of man in his corporal nature. In addition we read from the third part of the Summa where St Thomas asks “Whether there should be seven sacraments?” (ST. IIIa. Q. 65. a.1)

About marklangley

Presently, the founding Headmaster of Our Lady of Walsingham Academy in Colorado Springs (see www., former headmaster and Academic Dean at The Lyceum (a school he founded in 2003, see Mark loves sacred music and Gregorian Chant and singing with his lovely wife, Stephanie, and their children.
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