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The Sacraments of Healing

This is “must” reading for Lent as a tool for those who have been away from the confessional for some time as well as for those looking to understand the sacraments more profoundly. In his book, Fr. Keller begins with the basics and goes on to answer deeper questions concerning the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick. Non-Catholics, too, will find their questions about these sacraments answered.

Written especially for the layperson (yet also very helpful for seminarians and priests), 101 Questions and Answers on the Sacraments of Healing contains numerous insights to help both the beginner as well as the seasoned Catholic.

Fr. Paul Keller, O.P., resides at St. Gertrude Priory. He holds a doctorate in sacramental theology from Sant’ Anselmo in Rome and teaches at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati.


This is a very useful and illuminating work on two important sacraments. It is written in a clear, easily accessible style and I would recommend this short work heartily to anyone wishing to understanding penance and anointing of the sick better, whether priest or seminarian, or theologian or interested lay person. The question/answer format makes the work fun to read and the author's eye toward the practical lends to real-life application. A must read for a recovery of these two most important sacraments! (Dr. Paul Gondreau, Professor of Theology, Providence College, RI)

101 Questions and Answers is an excellent, intelligent, and balanced pastoral and catechetical tool capable of edifying a wide variety of readers with an authentic and thoroughly Catholic understanding of the sacraments of penance and anointing. …The author’s experiences as a teacher and confessor, as well as his insights into human psychology, are evident throughout the book. (Dr. Daniel G. Van Slyke, Professor of Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, MO)

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