Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’

World Day of the Sick in Year of Mercy

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Fittingly, the Church celebrates the World Day of the Sick each year on February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, as a reminder not only of that holy place of physical and spiritual healing where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared, but also of her role in leading us to Jesus, who brings us […] [Read more]

With a Loving Heart, Seeing the Face of Christ in the Sick

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

It is very appropriate that we celebrate World Day of the Sick today on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  From the very beginning, when young Saint Bernadette Soubirous reported the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes has been known for cures that defy medical explanation.  Since that […] [Read more]

World Day of the Sick

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Just as the recent Catholic Schools Week reminded us of how the work of Christ the Teacher unfolds every day in our classrooms, World Day of the Sick, which we observe today, reminds us of the importance of carrying out the work of Christ the Healer. Beginning in 1992, Blessed John Paul II designated February […] [Read more]