What is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick?

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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered to anyone who is seriously ill and to those who are in danger of death due to old age.

Jesus showed great love and compassion toward the sick and suffering. “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them” (Luke 4:40). Jesus continues to come to the ill in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

The priest anoints the sick person on the forehead and the hands with blessed oil, saying once: “Through this holy anointing, may the Lord in His love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen. May the Lord Who frees you from sin save you and raise you up. Amen.”