We are going to share today is what national day? Illness and suffering can sometimes upset our lives or those of our loved ones: to encourage us to give our time, support the sick, be attentive to their needs, a World Day of the Sick, created in 1992 by Pope John Paul It is celebrated every year on February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
World Day of the Sick February 11
Care for the sick
Sick people feel very quickly set apart from the lives of the healthy, so the bonds of solidarity, and everything that allows people with disease to feel listened to, recognized is extremely important. Although this day has a special meaning for Christians, it is not necessary to have religious convictions to offer help and compassion to suffering people, a small gesture is enough!
Message of Pope Francis for the day 2017
Marvelous for all that God is doing: “The mighty man did great things for me …” (Lk 1:49)
Brothers and sisters, all sick, health personnel and volunteers, let us together pray to Mary so that her kindergarten intercession supports and accompanies our faith and we obtain from Christ His Son the hope on the path of healing and health, the sense of brotherhood and responsibility, commitment to integral human development and joy of gratitude every time she amazes us by her fidelity and mercy.