Paragraph 1523

1523. A preparation for the final journey. If the sacrament of anointing of the sick is given to all who suffer from serious illness and infirmity, even more rightly is it given to those at the point of departing this life; so it is also called sacramentum exeuntium (the sacrament of those departing).138The Anointing of the Sick completes our conformity to the death and Resurrection of Christ, just as Baptism began it. It completes the holy anointings that mark the whole Christian life: that of Baptism which sealed the new life in us, and that of Confirmation which strengthened us for the combat of this life. This last anointing fortifies the end of our earthly life like a solid rampart for the final struggles before entering the Father’s house.139


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

207. What is life everlasting?

108. Why did Jesus manifest the Kingdom by means of signs and miracles?

411. How does society ensure social justice?

588. What does “Hallowed be thy Name” mean?

325. What are the degrees that make up the sacrament of Holy Orders?

472. Why must society protect every embryo?

123. Why does Jesus call upon his disciples to take up their cross?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What are Daniel’s visions of the golden image and the four beasts?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What is the importance of gratitude and recognition according to the book of Proverbs?

What does the Bible say about loving and serving your brothers and sisters?

What is the importance of caring for the weak according to James 1:27?

What can we learn about the fickleness of the rich and the value of humility from Ecclesiastes 9:13-16?

What does the mutual admiration between loved ones mean in the book of Songs?