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The Sacraments - Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick
Extreme Unction or Anointing of the Sick is a true and proper Sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ.
The remote matter of Anointing of the Sick is oil.
The form consists in the prayer of the priest for the sick person which accomplishes the anointing.
Anointing of the Sick gives the sick person Sanctifying Grace in order to arouse and strengthen him.
Anointing of the Sick effects the remission of grievous sins still remaining and of venial sins.
Anointing of the Sick sometimes effects the restoration of bodily health, if this be of spiritual advantage.
Only Bishops and priests can validly administer Anointing of the Sick.
Anointing of the Sick can be received only by the Faithful who are seriously ill.