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Ever have Last Rights said to you or a living family member?


Asked by surfcitymom at 8:58 PM on Sep. 12, 2010 in Health

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  • We had a Priest come and say them for my grandfather before he passed away. I know that in the Catholic faith they no longer call it "last rites." It is now call "Anointing of the Sick" and can be done for a variety of other reasons it does not have to be only before death. It can be done before or after a major surgery, when going through a major course of therapy such as chemo, a moment of major mental health break, or for a variety of other reasons.

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:02 PM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • Yes, when my Grandmother was dying in the hospital Father came to the hospital and gave her absolution/last rites and he said a few prayers with the family. I personally think that Father being there gave her comfort in her final minutes, and that his words helped her to pass on and join her family in the Hereafter.

    Answer by MizLee at 7:30 AM on Sep. 13, 2010