"In the world you will have trouble,but take courage, I have conquered the world.”-John 16:33
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What is anointing of the sick? When can you receive it?
Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or suffering. By the sacred anointing and the prayer of the priest, the whole Church commends those who are sick to Christ. The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and
courage, and his or her suffering is united with the suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church. (CCC nos. 1520-23)Anointing of the Sick is primarily about the healing of hope and of the spirit. Above all, the sacrament allows the person who is ill to unite more closely to Christ’s Passion. This gives suffering a new meaning: a participation in the saving work of Jesus. This is a powerful witness that is for the good of the whole Church (CCC, nos. 1521-22).