Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"let not your courage fail": the anointing of the sick united to the passion of Christ

"Take care you remain tranquil and do not fear; let not your courage fail" - Is 7, 1-9 "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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