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SALT

Used in the liturgy in various ways. It is blessed and put into ordinary holy water and Gregorian water (of consecration). Until the revision of the ceremonies for baptism (1969), a small quantity of salt was placed on the tongue of the person to be baptized, with the words, "Receive the salt of wisdom; may it be for you a propitiation into eternal life."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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