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viaticum

(vīăt`ĭkəm) [Lat.,=provision for a journey], in the Roman Catholic Church, Communion given to the dying by a priest. Catholics are obliged to receive the viaticum if they are able and to procure it for others. The dying person is usually confessed before receiving the viaticum but need not be fasting. The confession, viaticum, and anointing of the sickanointing of the sick,
sacrament of the Orthodox Eastern Church and the Roman Catholic Church, formerly known as extreme unction. In it a sick or dying person is anointed on eyes, ears, nostrils, lips, hands, feet, and sometimes, in the case of men, the loins, by a priest while
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 are called the last rites of the church.

viaticum

Eucharist given to one who is dying. [Christianity: Brewer Dictionary, 1128]
See: Death

viaticum

Christianity Holy Communion as administered to a person dying or in danger of death
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The primary and original reason for reservation of the Eucharist is the administration of Viaticum to the dying.
A diferencia de las tradiciones precedentes, especialmente las dependientes del Viaticum, y como veremos reflejado en la Grassandora, El Tostado constata la ineficacia de las relaciones sexuales para combatir el amor hereos que tambien desarrollara posteriormente Francisco Lopez de Villalobos en su Sumario de medicina con un tratado sobre las pestiferas bubas, Para Lopez de Villalobos el amor no puede ser remediado a traves del coito, y asi se refleja en la mayoria de los tratamientos literarios del motivo.
La conclusion de todo este analisis es que indudablemente las interpretaciones pueden ser diversas: desde ofrendas para el difunto, a monedas que pudieron tener un especial significado para el fallecido, o que respondieran al concepto de pars pro toto o bien al de viaticum en su sentido mas amplio pudiendo llegar a actuar como talismanes.
She was thanking him for the recovery of her son after he administered the oil of viaticum.
Thus, outlines Conroy, "Juliana Chafloque, at the age of ninety, with the last of her strength made her first confession, received Viaticum as her first Holy Communion, was confirmed, married and anointed, all in less than an hour" (20).
When I think of my mother's death [...] worn out with persecution, poverty, and largely consequent, disease, in the effort to hand on to us small boys the Faith, and remember the tiny bedroom she shared with us in rented rooms in a postman's cottage at Rednal, where she died alone, too ill for viaticum, I find it very hard and bitter, when my children stray away [from the Church].
Bid him come quickly with the viaticum. Dismiss everyone but yourself and the Warden, and close the door."
those had been Vera's exact words, summing up, as he now thought, the whole of his later life." Viatiques refers here to provisions for the trip, but it carries overtones as well of "viaticum," the host placed on the tongue of the dying.