Anointing of the sick
The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is the anointing of the sick with holy oil, accompanied with prayer.
|1.||” It has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.|
|2.||” The celebration consists essentially in the anointing of the forehead and hands of the sick person, the anointing being accomplished by the liturgical prayer of the celebrant asking for the special grace of this sacrament.|
|3.||Its effects are:|