“Sacraments are… doors to the sacred, and so what really counts is not the doors themselves but what lies beyond them.”
- Joseph Martos
"Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages ad all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the spiritual life."
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1211