February 11th is recognized as the World Day of the Sick. Numerous activities are organized to make February 2021 “the month of the sick person”. The current context lends itself better to this awareness for people affected by the disease, who are often alone and isolated by the pandemic.
As Pope Francis pointed out in his letter, “to stop, to listen, to establish a direct personal relationship with others” is important and supports the theme of this day.
In a recent communication, the Pastoral Home Care (Service d’accompagnement spirituel des personnes âgées ou malades -SASMAD) underlines the existence of support by its volunteers. An invitation to send your prayer intentions to the email address of the Friends of Mercy of SASMAD was made.
In addition, many activities were organized during the month. A calendar of prayer intentions has also been designed as a spiritual support available here. For full details of these activities, including a virtual celebration with Bishop Christian Lépine, visit the website.