11 February: World Day of the Sick
Today, 11 February, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, is World Day of the Sick. Today offers us an invitation to pray with those suffering with illness or frailty and an opportunity to give thanks for those who provide care to them.
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Join us in prayer today,
with all who are ill and suffering;
with our Sisters who, in the midst of their suffering, bring a ministering presence;
with those whose names are on our prayer list;
with those who today will find themselves in need of prayers;
with those wounded and otherwise affected as a result of war, conflict, tragedy or disaster;
with those who care for the ill, the suffering, the afflicted, the infirm;
with those who have no one to pray with them in this hour of need;
with those who today are at the end of life.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA
'The Church’s maternal vocation to the needy and to the sick has found concrete expression throughout the two thousand years of her history in an impressive series of initiatives on behalf of the sick. This history of dedication must not be forgotten. It continues to the present day throughout the world.'
Read the Message of Pope Francis for the 26th World Day of the Sick 2018 here
Watch a Video Reflection on the Pope's Message: