"You are 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises' of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9 In the Roman Catholic Church, we are initiated into our faith through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Renewed by the grace of the Christian rites, we joyously enter into an everlasting relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and are destined to share in the eternal life of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. For adults seeking initiation into the Catholic Church, the path to full communion is formally known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. In the RCIA, we walk through four distinct periods of inquiry, study, reflection, and celebration as we grow into the people of faith God created us to be. In studying the Gospels, we can effectively trace the milestones of the RCIA back to many of the pivotal moments in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In The School of God, we explore the deeper meaning behind the rites, blessings, and sacraments we receive throughout our spiritual journey. Whether you are seeking a more meaningful relationship with God or just a deeper knowledge of the biblical roots of the rites of Christian initiation, this Gospel-based journey through the RCIA will draw you closer to your faith.
Laura Sepesi, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1501019643, ISBN 13: 9781501019647