Friday, February 9, 2018

World Day of the Sick 2018

Sunday, February 11 will be the 26th World Day of the Sick.  The message of Pope Francis for this day is available here.  Other resources from the Catholic Health Association can be found here.  The Holy Father's brief message for this day concludes: 

"To Mary, Mother of tender love, we wish to entrust all those who are ill in body and soul, that she may sustain them in hope.  We ask her to help us to be welcoming to our sick brothers and sisters.  The Church knows that she requires a special grace to live up to her evangelical task of serving the sick.  May our prayers to the Mother of God see us united in an incessant plea that every member of the Church may live with love the vocation to serve life and health.  May the Virgin Mary intercede for this Twenty-sixth World Day of the Sick; may she help the sick to experience their suffering in communion with the Lord Jesus; and may she support all those who care for them."

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