Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick might be one of the least visible and most misunderstood sacraments. Who is it for? What is it supposed to accomplish? Should we assume that if a priest comes to anoint us it means our time is almost up? Kai and Libby walk us through what it means and why Catholics have it.
Episode 23 · July 31, 2018 ·

Diving Deeper

  1. The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick doesn’t always take away someone’s illness or suffering. Why do you think God allows this? Have you ever experienced something positive coming from an illness? 

  2. According to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, the “primary effect” of the Anointing of the Sick is spiritual healing in the form of peace and courage. Have you ever felt peace and courage in the midst of something challenging? Have you ever been inspired by seeing those gifts in someone else? 

  3. One of the components of the Anointing of the Sick is laying on of hands, which is how Jesus healed people. Why do you think he chose to heal people in this way? What are the benefits to it?


Know anyone suffering from anxiety? What are some things you could do to bring them courage and peace?
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