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Sacraments - Ch. 7

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

theodicy The theological question that tries to connect belief in God's justice with the reality that sometimes good people suffer unjustly and die
apocalyptic A genre of writing that assigns the enactment of God's justice to after death or to an end time when good people will be rewarded and evil people will be punished
apostolate The mission, focus, or duties of a religious community
Oil of the Sick Olive or another plant oil that is blessed by a bishop either at a Chrism Mass or at the time of anointing; an efficacious sign of healing and strength
extreme unction A term that means "last anointing"; it once referred to the time that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is received just before death; it is accompanied by a final reception of Holy Communion
Viaticum A term that means "food for the journey"; this is the last Holy Communion someone receives before death
Society of Jesus A religious institute established in the 16th century by St. Ignatius of Loyola to be engaged in preaching, teaching, writing, and the ministering of schools and colleges
L'Arche community A term that means "the Ark"; it is a family and faith-based home where people with disabilities live together
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