Anointing of the Sick: A Prayer of Healing for Physical and Mental Illness


Bl. Basil Moreau Chapel, Dunne Hall (View on

Join us as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week

In the pain and isolation that often accompany physical and mental illness, we come to the Anointing of the Sick to pray together for healing.  

But, what is healing?
While healing can include miraculous cures, the Anointing of the Sick invites us to experience healing as a movement, by grace, from isolation and disconnection toward deepening communion with Christ and one another, offering renewed Hope.

Pope Francis shares, “In times of pain and illness it is always good to know that we are not alone … it is the Lord Jesus himself who makes himself present in the Sacrament, who takes us by the hand, who caresses us as he did with the sick, and who reminds us that we already belong to him and that nothing — not even evil and death — can ever separate us from him.”

All students are invited to the Anointing of the Sick when we’ll pray together for the healing of physical, mental, and spiritual wounds.

The liturgy will include a brief explanation of the sacrament and prayer service, followed by the anointing for those receiving the sacrament.

For questions or more information, please contact: Beth Hlabse (McGrath Institute for Church Life:, Fr. Kevin Grove, CSC (, or Mike Urbaniak (Campus Ministry:

Co-sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life and Campus Ministry

1. Pope Francis. General Audience. 26 February 2014. francesco_20140226_udienza-generale.html