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Marilyn Williams wrote:

Hi, guys —

My husband and I have different ideas on what the Anointing of the Sick and the last sacrament for someone dying is.

  • Are they different, or are they the same?

Please explain both. 

Thank you for being here by the grace of God for clarification and have a blessed day.


Marilyn Williams

  { Is there a difference between the Anointing of the Sick and the last sacrament for a dying person? }

Mary Ann replied:

Marilyn —

  • They Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament for seriously ill people.

  • The last sacrament(s) for the dying are:

    1. Confession
    2. Communion, (referred to as Viaticum meaning "with you on the way"), and
    3. the Anointing of the Sick, which has both a spiritual and a physical healing property.

Mary Ann

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