Description: What is the essence of the Catholic Church? Unity is the essence of the Catholic Church according to the Catholic Catechism. In the Creed we profess the Catholic Church to be the sole Church of Christ, when we confess it to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. These are the essential features of the Church and her mission. Only faith can recognize these properties coming from her Divine Source. Even historically, however, there are manifestations of this origin. Her propagation, her holiness, her fruitfulness, her Catholic unity and invincible stability give evidence of credibility and irrefutable witness to her divine mission. The Church is one because of her Divine Source. The highest exemplar and source of this unity is the Holy Trinity. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.