On 13 May 1992, a number of years following an assassination attempt on his life, that led to a time of suffering and the experience of being seriously ill in hospital, Saint Pope John Paul II launched a World Day of the Sick – which coincides each year in the Church across the world with the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11 February.
Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have continued this special World Day – an occasion during which the whole Church bears witness as always with special concern to the tender mercy and love of God towards all who suffer. It is a time to reflect on the needs of all who suffer, to pause and be prayerfully in solidarity with those who experience illness and with all who care for those who are facing sickness.
Pope Francis always encourages us to experience the merciful face of Jesus, showing his mercy and tenderness to those who live through sickness and suffering, respecting their own inalienable dignity and mission in life, as we serve life and health.
“The celebration of the XXIX World Day of the Sick on 11 February 2021, the liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes, is an opportunity to devote special attention to the sick and to those who provide them with assistance and care both in healthcare institutions and within families and communities. We think in particular of those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, the effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. To all, and especially to the poor and the marginalized, I express my spiritual closeness and assure them of the Church’s loving concern”
Pope Francis, 29th World Day of the Sick 2021
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Mary, Mother of God, full of mercy, pray for us. Blessed Joseph her Spouse, pray for us.
St Michael’s faith community wishes to extend its sincere sympathy to all the Brazillian community in the Parish and throughout Dublin and Ireland, on the recent, tragic and untimely death of their fellow country man, Thiago Cortes.
May he Rest in Peace. Solas na bhFlaitheas dó. We pray for his parents and family and friends. We pray that justice will be done for Thiago.
“A Comunidade da Paróquia St. Michaels deseja, por meio desta, extender os sinceros pêsames e simpatia a todos os membros da Comunidade Brasileira na Paróquia, em Dublin e na Irlanda em função da recente e trágica morte do seu conterrâneo Thiago Côrtes. Que ele descanse em paz ao lado de Deus.
Ainda, rezamos para o conforto de seus familiares, parentes e amigos, e para que a justiça seja feita para Thiago”.
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Go raibh mile maith agat.
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Fr. Louis McDermott, O.M.I., Co-P.P.
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