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Vi*at"i*cum, n. Etym: [l., from viaticus, a. See viatic.]

1. (rom. Antiq.)

Defn: an allowance for traveling expenses made to those who were sent into the provinces to exercise any office or perform any service.

2. Provisions for a journey. Davies (wit's pilgr.).

3. (Roman Catholic Church)

Defn: The Holy Communion, or Eucharist, when given to persons in danger of death.

See also: Anointing of the Sick, Extreme Unction, Last Rites, and Pray for the living, the sick, and the dead

Letter of Saint James 5:14-5:15

5:14. Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
5:15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him.

People who find themselves facing illness, surgery or other serious ailments are encouraged to celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. It can be celebrated more than one time. It can be celebrated in the hospital, a nursing home or in the individual's home. It is only celebrated by a priest or bishop.

The Anointing of the Sick is also sometimes referred to as Extreme Unction, Last Rites, or Viaticum (if Holy Communion is received).


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