Should I receive the Annointing of the Sick?


#1

I’ve torn ligaments in my knee and require surgery. I’m 35 years old and other than borderline hypertension in good health. As surgerys go this is a minor one, however, I will be under full anesthesia and as with any surgery there are potential risks ie. blood clots. I just want to make sure that this is the proper usage of the sacrament. I refer you to C.C.C. 1515. In short is this a serious operation?


#2

Dear J,

Yes, by all means. Going under anestesia always has some risks. It is appropriate for you to receive this sacrament.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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