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A lady prepares to receive the Sacrament of the Sick at a care home in Rochester, New York (CNS photo)

As a hospital chaplain administering to the dying you learn a lot about life and human dignity

The sick and frail are anointed by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick at the closing Mass for World Day of the Sick (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

In his message for the World Day of the Sick Benedict XVI says the sacrament deserves ‘greater consideration’

The celebration of the Anointing of the Sick at the school (Photo: Tim Garthwaite)

School embraces the sick

Mgr Summersgill celebrates Mass of Anointing at Holy Family School in west Yorkshire