February 11, 2008

Pope John Paul II
instituted World Day of the Sick on May 13, 1992, setting aside
February 11, Feast of our Lady of Lourdes, for its annual celebration.
On this day, the ill are encouraged to reflect on the Christian meaning
of suffering. The occasion also provides an opportunity for those
involved in health care to recall the roots of their healing mission.

Each year, the CHAC provides resource material to its institutional members to assist in marking this special event.

Message of the Holy Father: http://www.healthpastoral.org/text.php?cid=451&sec=5&docid=138&lang=en

Catholic Health Association: http://www.chac.ca/resources/worlddayofsick.htm