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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Catechumens, Oil of

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One of the three holy oils. It takes its name from its use in the ceremonies of Baptism, a catechumen being an instructed convert about to receive that sacrament. It is also called simply oleum sanctum (holy oil). It is also used in the consecration of churches, in the blessing of altars, in the ordination of priests, and in the coronation of Catholic monarchs.

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Entry for 'Catechumens, Oil of'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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