This new high school text presents a solid
foundation for understanding the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church,
both in history and in symbol. Following this foundation, the author
explores each sacrament in a seperate chapter. Today the same basic sacramental
rites are celebrated in a culturally diverse and worldwide Church. The
text promotes an appreciation of the unity in diversity, which is the
historical heritage of the Catholic tradition and the means of communicating
and celebrating the mystery of Christ.