Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. speaks with Sr. Celia Chua, MIC (Missionaries of The Immaculate Conception) of Montreal, Canada, IMRI Faculty Member (Pontifical International Marian Research Institute) at the University of Dayton Marian Library about the Annual World Day of the Sick and its three consistent themes celebrated every year on the Feast of The Immaculate Conception at Lourdes, France, on February 11 since 1992; the pertinent Vatican Message of Pope Benedict XVI; Sacraments of Healing and the Scriptures; the importance of the Catholic Sacraments of the Sick; the writings of St. Augustine and the Spirituality of Lourdes celebrated February 11 based on Sr. Celia’s writings and experiences with the sick citing passages from Fr. Henri Nouewen’s book relating his pilgrimage to Lourdes!
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