Baptism: New Life in Christ
The seven sacraments hold a special place in the Christian life. The CTS ‘Sacraments – Meeting Christ’ series looks at each one as a privileged moment in which to meet Christ, gives practical advice and unfolds the scriptural roots and the long and rich tradition that makes each sacrament a microcosm of Christian life.
Baptism involves the use of ordinary things-water, oil, white garments, lighted candles-which carry a specific significance, some of which seem obvious while others take a bit of unpacking. The purpose of this booklet is to provide an introduction to baptism in the Catholic Church, looking both at the practicalities of baptism and at its history and meaning.