Indelible mark


#1

Hi :slight_smile:
I have a question. Do all sacraments leave an indelible mark? I suppose they possibly don`t as reconciliation is something we can keep coming back to, and the Eucharist. I understand that Baptism and Ordination does but which other sacraments do? Does marriage for example?
Thanks.


#2

Only Baptism, Confirmation, and Ordination leave indelible marks. All other sacraments may be repeated. They all confer grace.


#3

Modern Catholic Dictionary (excerpt from Sacramental Character):
“It perdures at least until death and most likely into eternity.”

“In essence the sacramental character assimilates a person to the priesthood of Christ. From this primary function, secondary functions flow, in increasing order of sublimity, from baptism through confirmation to holy orders.”


#4

Thank you for your replies :slight_smile:

Indelible mark is a new term for me tbh. I asked because I wasn’t too sure about whether Marriage was, as I know that Marriage is until death, and I wasn’t sure about Confirmation as that’s like an extension of Baptism, but after considering what you have written, I get it. Thanks again :slight_smile:


#5

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