Anointing of the Sick

Christ the Physician

"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ." - CCC 1499

I am the Lord, and it is health I bring thee. - Exodus 15:26

[A]nd [Jesus]...healed all that were sick, in fulfilment of the word spoken by Isaias the prophet, He took our infirmities upon himself, and bore our sicknesses. - Matthew 8:16-17

Is one of you sick? Let him send for the presbyters of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name. Prayer offered in faith will restore the sick man, and the Lord will give him relief; if he is guilty of sins, they will be pardoned. - James 5:14-15
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