World Day of the Sick on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Next Sunday 11 February is the Our Lady of Lourdes and at Mass of 13 h of S. Juan del Hospital will be a community celebration of the Sacrament of the Unction of sick aimed at the elderly of 69 years and patients who wish.
-the Eve Saturday 10 to the 11 h- there will be a preparation for the celebration the next day for all who wish to attend.
Does 160 years (in 1.858), in Massbielle (just outside the French town of Lourdes), the Virgin Mother manifested discrete and closely his deep love for us, Appearing to a girl 14 years called Bernadette Soubirous, while he was collecting firewood. In which they were repeated appearances 18 times- Mrs. urged the girl to pray for sinners, He expressed the hope that in that place was erected a chapel, and command Bernadette kiss the ground, as act of penance for her and for others; the people present at the scene also did the same and even today this practice continues.
The 25 March, at the request of the parish priest, the girl asked Mrs. “”Who you are?”, and she replied: “I am the Immaculate Conception”.
Lourdes is one of the places of pilgrimage in the world, in which many patients have been cured. That is why it is celebrated World Day of the Sick, instituted the 13 may of 1992 by John Paul II.