Is it really all that important that the wine we consecrate during Mass be made from grapes -- and nothing else?
Is it truly essential that olive oil and not mineral oil be part of the Anointing of the Sick?
Why does Baptism have to be administered with plain, ordinary water?
In short, why does the matter we use in the sacraments matter?
In this insightful and gifted presentation, David P. Lang clearly explains why each of the seven sacraments must have specific elements -- like bread, wine, oil, water, male priests, and a man and woman for matrimony -- and why those elements are absolutely crucial to our Faith.
The answers and reasons behind the answers may surprise you, but they are sure to increase your love and appreciation for the way God makes certain both our spiritual and physical natures are nurtured through the grace of the sacraments.
Once you've read this exceptional book, you'll never view the sacraments the same way again.