"Courage, child, your sins are forgiven."
-- Mt 9:1-8
The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects:
- the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church;
- the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age;
- the forgiveness of sins, if the sick person was not able to obtain it through the sacrament of Penance;
- the restoration of health, if it is conducive to the salvation of his soul;
- the preparation for passing over to eternal life.
-- CCC 1532
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Art: Netherlandish, 16th Century: The Healing of the Paralytic, c. 1560/1590. Chester Dale Collection. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
(Liturgy of Thurs, Wk 13, Yr 1.)