The word "sacrament" comes from the Latin word sacramentum, which means "a sign of the sacred." St. Augustine described a sacrament as "an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace." According to Theologians, sacraments are both signs and instruments of God's grace. Therefore, there are actually more than seven sacraments that Christians consider significant and important. Nevertheless, the seven sacraments that we celebrate are, in fact, outward and visible signs that point to what is sacred, which is inward and invisible. It is in the sacraments that we encounter the Sacred and fully experience God's saving grace and loving presence.