The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick” is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org.
Sickness and death were not part of God’s original plan for the human family; they were consequences of original sin. And when the moment comes for us, or for those whom we love, we face a critical choice:
Will we allow illness and suffering to lead us to “anguish, self-absorption…despair, and revolt against God”? Or will we allow these moments to make us “more mature” so that we can “discern…what is not essential” and “turn toward that which is”? (cf. CCC 1501)
These questions are addressed in our next Retreat Guide, “When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.”
– In the first meditation, we will learn how Jesus treated the sick.
– In the second meditation, we will examine the meaning of the sacrament itself.
– And in the conference, we will examine why the Church cautions us against euthanasia.