Homily of then-Archbishop Justin Rigali for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, 1998 in the Cathedral of Saint Louis
On this feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Church celebrates the World Day of the Sick. She proclaims the value of human life, the value of suffering together with Christ, and the value of all efforts made to alleviate human suffering. She expresses immense gratitude to all who in various ways assist the sick.
The following is a homily of then-Archbishop Justin Rigali in the Cathedral of Saint Louis, February 11, 1998.