Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is the second of the two sacraments of healing.Through the anointing with holy oil, (Oleum Infirmorum – Oil of the Sick) Christ gives strength and hope, consolation and peace to the gravely sick and those on the point of death uniting the sick person with Christ in a profound way.

Jesus came to show God’s love. He often did this in places where we feel especially threatened: in the weakening of our life through sickness. God wants us to become well in body and soul and therefore to believe and to acknowledge the coming of God’s kingdom.

One can receive the Anointing of the Sick several times in one’s life. It is for any Catholic whose health is in a critical state. It is administered by a bishop or priest only.

Viaticum – is the last Holy Communion that a person receives
(YOUCAT 247)

To arrange for a priest to come and administer
this sacrament please

telephone the priory: 020 7937 9866