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Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a remarkable sign of God’s great love for us. In his merciful efforts to bring us safely to himself in heaven, God seems to have gone to the very limit.

Jesus has given us the sacrament of Baptism, in which original sin and all pre-Baptismal sins are cleansed from the soul. Allowing for mankind’s spiritual weakness, Jesus also gave us the sacrament of Penance, by which post-Baptismal sins could be forgiven.

As though he were impatient lest a soul be delayed a single instant from its entry into heaven, Jesus gave to his Church the power to remit the temporal punishment due to sin, a power which the Church exercises in the granting of indulgences.

Finally, as though to make doubly sure that no one, except through his own deliberate fault, would lose heaven or even spend time in purgatory, Jesus instituted the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

உங்களுள் யாரேனும் நோயுற்றிருந்தால், திருச்சபையின் மூப்பர்களை அழைத்து வாருங்கள். அவர்கள் ஆண்டவரது பெயரால் அவர்மீது எண்ணெய் பூசி இறைவனிடம் வேண்டுவார்கள். 
(யாக்கோபு 5:14)

Anointing of the Sick
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