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Pope Prays That Caregivers Will Have Mary’s Tenderness

Notes Thursday’s World Day of the Sick

The Pope today concluded the general audience with a reminder that Thursday is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of the Sick.

He noted that in his message for this year’s commemoration, he focused on Mary’s instruction at Cana: “Do whatever he tells you.”

“Reflected in Mary’s solicitude is God’s tenderness and the immense goodness of the Merciful Jesus,” the Holy Father said.

He asked everyone to pray for the sick and to act in such a way that those who are ill will “feel our love.”

Then, he prayed for those who care for the sick: “May Mary’s tenderness itself be present in the life of so many people who are at the side of the sick, able to perceive their needs — also those that are most imperceptible —because they are seen with eyes full of love.”

The World Day of the Sick will this year be celebrated principally in Nazareth: http://en.lpj.org/2016/02/07/program-of-the-world-day-of-the-sick-in-the-holy-land/

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