Paragraph 1512

1512. From ancient times in the liturgical traditions of both East and West, we have testimonies to the practice of anointings of the sick with blessed oil. Over the centuries the Anointing of the Sick was conferred more and more exclusively on those at the point of death. Because of this it received the name “Extreme Unction.” Notwithstanding this evolution the liturgy has never failed to beg the Lord that the sick person may recover his health if it would be conducive to his salvation.125

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

96. What does the “Immaculate Conception” mean?

75. What was the first human sin?

2. Why does man have a desire for God?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

186. How do Bishops exercise their ministry of sanctification?

219. What place does the liturgy occupy in the life of the Church?

31. Why are the formulas of faith important?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What can we learn about the desire to always be with a loved one from Songs 3:1-5 and 6:1-3?

Christ’s Return: What Do We Know and What Do We Hope (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)?

The Dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem: Analysis of the Ceremony (1 Chronicles 22-29)

What is the cyclicality of Israel’s history and how is it portrayed in Judges 3-16?

Who was Hezekiah in the Bible and how does his story teach us about the importance of trusting God?

What is the story of Abimelech and forgiveness in Judges 9:22-57?

What is the example of faith that the poor widow gives us in Luke 21:1-4?