Friday, February 05, 2010

Pope’s message for World Day of the Sick: Serve the sick out of love

February 05, 2010

Accompany the sick in their suffering and heal their physical and spiritual wounds. Thats the message Benedict XVI conveyed to those who dedicate themselves to serving the sick, including nurses, doctors and all those who daily deal with suffering.

The pope’s message for World Day of the Sick, titled "The Church at the service of love for the suffering" stresses the need to serve those who are sick, out of love.

Benedict XVI made a special call to priests who work in hospitals. He encouraged them to help heal the sick, their wounds and their spirit.

For World Day of the Sick, doctors, volunteers, nurses and chaplains will gather from February 9th to 11th in Rome to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. During the 3 day conference, there will be meetings and exhibitions that will help them understand the pain of those who are suffering.

Benedict XVI will close the events with a Mass on February 11, the day of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Vatican. Relics of St. Bernadette of Lourdes will be on display during the ceremony.

A day meant to encourage health care workers so they can provide quality service to patients and respect them up until their final moments.

See also from Zenit, "Official Reflects on Church's Mission in Health Care."


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At 8:43 AM, Blogger Dr. Denice Hanley, DPM, M.Div. said...

And thanks for your encouraging and kind words. Blessings!

At 11:47 PM, Blogger DNM said...

Am privileged to be a part of this Church tat supports us and prays for us as Doctors and other health care professionals, helping us to walk in the right part

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