On this, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes we pray for healing of body, mind and spirit for those who are ill and for those who minister to the sick with compassionate care.

While ministering with Hansen’s disease patients, St. Marianne Cope would tell the sisters to pray with the women and girls when they were depressed and dying and to sprinkle them with the water from Lourdes.

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