More on Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of the Catholic Church.  It is administered to a Catholic who is in danger due to sickness and/or old age. Sometimes in God's grace physical healing does occur.  This sacrament always opens the soul to spiritual acceptance of suffering. A priest ministers this sacrament using holy oil which he uses to anoint the patient's forehead and other parts of the body while reciting certain prayers.  The sacrament promotes God's forgiveness and healing and is often administered with the sacrament of Reconciliation.  It is only given to children who are old enough to understand and able to draw some kind of comfort from receiving the sacrament. 

 Cardinal Wuerl blesses the Holy Oils, click LINK.