"the sacrament he had most often performed was viaticum"

Viaticum is Latin for 'provisions for a journey'. In the Catholic Church it is the name given to an individual's final Holy Communion (Eucharist) when they are on the verge of death. It forms part of the Last Rites, which has two other components: Anointing of the Sick (sometimes known by the more archaic term Extreme Unction) and Penance (repentance of sins).


'Last Rites'
Public Domain'Last Rites' - Credit: Letzte Ölung