Prayer of the Day
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the SickFebruary 11th, 2017
“Mary said; ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your Word.’ Then the Angel departed from her.” (Luke 1 : 38)
On this day in 1858, Our Lady first appeared to Bernadette Soubiros. Later Bernadette was to learn that the mysterious lady was the Blessed Virgin and to hear from her lips; ‘I am the Immaculate Conception.’ In 1992 Pope John Paul II instituted the Word Day of the Sick to be held on the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.