Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[29] Of Extreme Unction, As Regards Its Essence And Institution
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Of Extreme Unction, As Regards Its Essence And Institution (NINE ARTICLES)

We must now consider the sacrament of Extreme Unction: in respect of which five points have to be considered: (1) Its essentials and institution; (2) Its effect; (3) Its minister; (4) on whom should it be conferred and in what parts; (5) Its repetition.

Under the first head there are nine points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether Extreme Unction is a sacrament?

A[2] Whether it is one sacrament?

A[3] Whether this sacrament was instituted by Christ?

A[4] Whether olive oil is a suitable matter for this sacrament?

A[5] Whether the oil ought to be consecrated?

A[6] Whether the matter of this sacrament should be consecrated by a bishop?

A[7] Whether this sacrament has any form?

A[8] Whether the form of this sacrament should take the shape of a deprecatory phrase?

A[9] Whether this is a suitable form for this sacrament?