Devotions and Sacramentals: Connecting to God through Physical Things

with Fr. Michael Niemczak

Are religious medals, blessings, and holy water just Catholic superstitions? Devotions and sacramentals are evidence that God desires to bless us in any way possible, even through material means. In this Catholic Bytes episode, Dcn. Michael Niemczak explains how both sacramentals and devotions respond to man’s desire to experience and express his love for God in a concrete, material way.

Further Resources:

  1. Online:  Very brief Q & A concerning sacramentals from the Baltimore Catechism.
  2. Online:  Extensive, detailed article on sacramentals by Paul Kokoski, from
  3. Book: Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and their Biblical Roots, by Scott Hahn, 2009.