February 11, 2013, 21st World Day of the Sick

Guanella Beato 20This day recognizes the sick and health care workers who, above all, are very dear to the Guanellian realities of our mission. St. Louis Guanella developed his apostolate in defense of life, from conception to its natural end. He was attracted by the suffering, the sick, unwanted, neglected and unloved; for him non-beauty had become a visible beauty because they bore the stigmata/transparent image of the Crucified Jesus. May our Lady of Lourdes become a place of hope and grace and let us cultivate the attitude of the Good Samaritan “Go and do likewise” for those who are in need!