S+L logo

A Message for the World Day of the Sick

January 21, 2008
Our Lady of LourdesThe Papal Message for the 16th World Day of the Sick has been released. The day is held every February 11th on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The theme this year is “The Eucharist, Lourdes and Pastoral Care for the Sick,” and Pope Benedict notes there are two significant events this year in the Church that connect to this: “the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the apparitions of the Immaculate Mary at Lourdes, and the celebration of the International Eucharistic Congress at Quebec in Canada.”
The Holy Father then offers a reflection on the link between the “Mystery of the Eucharist, the role of Mary in the project of salvation, and the reality of human pain and suffering ... ”
To read the message for the 16th World Day of the Sick, courtest of Zenit news service, click HERE.

Related posts

Deacon-structing the Mass | Part 7: The Liturgy of the Eucharist
FacebookTwitter
Join Deacon Pedro in this in-depth exploration of the Mass, as he enters into an examination and explanation of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. ...read more
On the anniversary of the death of Henri Nouwen, the beloved spiritual writer, S+L shares some resources in celebration of this remarkable man's legacy. ...read more
Pope Francis speaks to priests and religious in Kaunas, Lithuania
FacebookTwitter
Read the pope's address to priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. ...read more
Homily of Pope Francis at Mass in Kaunas, Lithuania
FacebookTwitter
Read Pope Francis' homily at Kaunas, Lithuania, in which he speaks of Christian suffering and solidarity with the "little ones" of this world. ...read more
Pope Francis speaks to the young people of Lithuania
FacebookTwitter
Read the full text of Pope Francis' inspiring message to the young people of Lithuania. ...read more
Pope Francis addresses the president and civil authorities of Lithuania
FacebookTwitter
Read Pope Francis' address in which he recalls the suffering of the Lithuanian people and praises their tolerance, hospitality, respect, and solidarity. ...read more