sacraments of the dead


Baptism and Penance. They are so named because from Divine institution, their primary purpose is to remit grave sin, either original or actual, and to confer sanctifying grace on those who are spiritually dead from sin.

MLA Citation

  • “sacraments of the dead”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2014. Web. 22 February 2019. <>