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What Is the Sacrament of the Sick?


Extreme Unction - Last Rites

Definition: The Sacrament of the Sick is a common name used for one of the seven sacraments, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, which is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength.

Also Known As: The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Last Rites, Extreme Unction

Examples: "Before he went into the operating room for his heart transplant, Harry made his confession and received the Sacrament of the Sick from Father Keating."

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