[A]nyone...striving after his advancement...is...given to spiritual reading. --St. Athanasius
Started by Geremia, April 11, 2018, 12:30:52 PM
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Quote from: St. ThomasWe may likewise gather the number of the sacraments from their being instituted as a remedy against the defect caused by sin.Baptism is intended as a remedy against the absence of spiritual life;Confirmation, against the infirmity of soul found in those of recent birth;Eucharist, against the soul's proneness to sin;Penance, against actual sin committed after baptism;Extreme Unction, against the remainders of sins---of those sins, namely, which are not sufficiently removed by Penance, whether through negligence or through ignorance;order, against divisions in the community;Matrimony, as a remedy against concupiscence in the individual, and against the decrease in numbers that results from death.
Quote from: St. ThomasSome, again, gather the number of sacraments from a certain adaptation to the virtues and to the defects and penal effects resulting from sin. They say thatBaptism corresponds to Faith, and is ordained as a remedy against original sin;Extreme Unction, to Hope, being ordained against venial sin;Eucharist, to Charity, being ordained against the penal effect which is malice.order, to Prudence, being ordained against ignorance;Penance to Justice, being ordained against mortal sin;Matrimony, to Temperance, being ordained against concupiscence;Confirmation, to Fortitude, being ordained against infirmity.