Anointing of the Sick

Detail of The Seven Sacraments (1445) by Roger van der Weyden showing the sacrament of Extreme Unction or Anointing of the Sick.

Any time on request

The sacrament of anointing strengths and heals the soul in serious sickness or danger of death. Often the priest of called to the hospital to administer this sacrament which also has the power to take away sin. It can lead to healing of the body but it always brings healing to the soul. Parishioners should inform priests if there are sick and dying souls in need of this powerful sacrament.


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