Anointing of the Sick:
Who receives this sacrament?
1514 - The anointing of the Sick "is not a sacrament for those only who are the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly arrived." 1515- If a sick person who received this anointing recovers their health, he/she can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person's condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same folds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.