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World Day of the Sick

  • Celebrated each year on February 11, Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes;
  • Begun in 1992 by St. Pope John Paul II, at Lourdes;
  • 2021 is the 29th World Day of the Sick;
  • The theme this year is: "You have but one teacher and you are all brothers" (Mt 23:8). A trust-based relationship to guide care for the sick