Since many things typically contribute toward our illness, many things also assist us in healing. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is one means for healing on many levels. This spiritual gift may encourage physical and emotional recovery as well as spiritual.
The Gift of the Anointing of the Sick answers many of our common questions such as who may receive this sacrament and how often and when and where. Through Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich’s clear style of writing, we also come to understand its evolution. Previously known as Extreme Unction, the Anointing of the Sick is now available to all those who are seriously ill rather than just at the point of death as it was prior to Vatican II.
I have a new appreciation for the Anointing of the Sick after reading this book and encourage learning more about it should you or someone you love be in need of this rich and beautiful sacrament.
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