Ad Altare Dei:
Sacraments are meant to help us encounter Jesus our risen Lord through symbols and words. They originated with Jesus’ words and actions, some directly and some indirectly…
The documents of Vatican II… often refer to “the Church” as the primary sacrament… The church is not that institution which is the keeper of teh Sacraments as a palace contains royal jewels. Rather the Church is itself a sacrament.