Seven sacraments. I truly love how clear these old holy cards and pictures used to be: we can see here that the Sacraments are the action of the Holy Spirit of God working through matter. Why have we shied away from the basic Catholic belief that we are not matter or spirit, but matter AND spirit?
Sanctifying grace is that grace which confers on our souls a new life, that is, a sharing in the life of God Himself. The chief effects of sanctifying grace, it makes us holy and pleasing to God. It makes us adopted children of God. It makes us temples of the Holy Ghost. It gives us the right to heaven.
The Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God's unconditional forgiveness, and as a result we are called to forgive others.