Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[32] On Whom Should This Sacrament Be Conferred And On What Part Of The Body
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We must now consider on whom this sacrament should be conferred and on what part of the body: under which head there are seven points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether this sacrament should be conferred on those who are in good health?

A[2] Whether it should be conferred in any kind of sickness?

A[3] Whether it should be conferred on madmen and imbeciles?

A[4] Whether it should be given to children?

A[5] Whether, in this sacrament, the whole body should be anointed?

A[6] Whether certain parts are suitably assigned to be anointed?

A[7] Whether those who are deformed in the above parts ought to be anointed thereon?