balsam

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An aromatic resin from the terebinth tree and other plants; it is mixed with the olive oil which is blessed as the Holy Chrism. It symbolizes the sweet odor of virtue.

MLA Citation

  • “balsam”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 26 April 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/balsam/>