World Day of the Sick

Posted February 11, 2019 10:14 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

World Day of the Sick

Every year on February 11th, feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Church marks the World Day of the Sick. In our churches around the world we offer prayers to Almighty God for healing of those suffering from disease. This day is also an occasion to thank God for the gift of Catholic healthcare, and to ask his blessing upon the countless thousands of people who work or volunteer in our facilities.Mary’s Grotto Shrine in St. Albert built as a model of Lourdes.In Alberta, we owe the beginning of our own provincial hospital system to communities of Catholic Sisters

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