The primary purpose of the special grace of Anointing of the Sick is to comfort and to strengthen the soul of the sick person.

This is the grace that quiets anxiety and dissipates fear.

It is the grace which enables the sick person to embrace God’s will and to face the possibility of death without apprehension.

It is the grace which gives the soul the strength to face and conquer whatever temptations to doubt, despondency, or even despair may mark Satan’s last effort to seize this soul for himself.


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