Categories: General
      Date: Feb  5, 2020
     Title: WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

Tuesday, February 11th marks the 28th World Day of the Sick.  Coinciding with the optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, this date is set aside by the Church to remember those who are ill, their caretakers and those who minister to them.  In his message for this day, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ words: “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt. 11:28).  “Why does Jesus have these feelings (of mercy and love for those who suffer)?”  The Pope asks.  “Because he himself became frail, endured human suffering and received comfort from his Father.”

Read Pope Francis’ message in its entirety.



Tuesday, February 11th marks the 28th World Day of the Sick.  Coinciding with the optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, this date is set aside by the Church to remember those who are ill, their caretakers and those who minister to them.  In his message for this day, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ words: “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt. 11:28).  “Why does Jesus have these feelings (of mercy and love for those who suffer)?”  The Pope asks.  “Because he himself became frail, endured human suffering and received comfort from his Father.”