Celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Joining over 2,500 others in the Archdiocese, 15 Residents, 5 Little Sisters and 5 volunteers journeyed to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles for the celebration of Mass for the World Day of the Sick and to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
“World Day of the Sick was instituted by Blessed John Paul II in 1992,” explained Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark during his homily. “It is celebrated on February 11th which is the day on which the church also commemorates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.”
This celebration is a reminder to pray for all those who are sick and to recognize and honor those who work in healthcare and those who serve as caregivers.
The Mass and Anointing of the Sick were hosted by the Western Association of the Order of Malta. Many Knights and Dames were available at the Cathedral to assist as Residents arrived and during the Mass and Anointing.
“It was heartwarming to see many of the Knights and Dames again who have also hosted the annual Lourdes Day at our home,” said Sister Clotilde. “We were so grateful for their greetings and assistance at the Cathedral.It added a special element of friendship to such a grace filled celebration.”