Sacrements of Healing


 Sacraments of Healing


            The sacraments of healing deal with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual

            aspects of our life. We recall that at the beginning of creation, God created human

            beings as a unity of body, mind, spirit, and emotions. When there is a lack of balance or

            when one aspect or the other is not functioning at optimal levels, it can affect the rest of

            our lives. For example, a person with some major or minor physical illness may become

            depressed (emotional), stop praying or believing as deeply (spiritual), and may begin to

            make poor judgments (mental), thus causing greater harm. The Lord offers the

            sacraments of Anointing of the Sick to care for a person physically, mentally, and

            emotionally as well as the Sacrament of Penance to care for a person spiritually which

            can also have a deeply peaceful emotional affect as well. We will cover these two

            sacraments here.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Sacraments of Penance