The Virgin Mary never abandons us, as a loving mother invites us to pray and pray so much because graces and healings are possible, it is enough to trust and see God’s hand and plan also in sickness.
PRAYER FOR THE SICK
O my God, this sick one here before You, has come to ask You what He desires, and which He believes to be the most important thing for him.You, God, let these words enter his heart “It is important to be healthy in the soul!»Lord, let Your holy will be done in everything!If you want me to heal, give him health.But if Your will is different, let it continue to carry its cross.I also pray for you that we intercede for him;purify our hearts to make us worthy to give, through us, your holy mercy.After prayer, recite the Glory to the Father three times.
Pope Francis remained ill with an apparent cold on Friday — and canceled official audiences for a second day, Vatican officials announced.
The 83-year-old pontiff celebrated morning Mass as usual and greeted congregants at the end, the Vatican said. He planned to go on with his private meeting schedule, but opted to cancel his official audiences.
“The Holy Father celebrated Mass this morning and at the end, as usual, greeted the participants, but decided to postpone today’s official audiences,” spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Friday, the Vatican News reported.“The meetings on the agenda at Casa Santa Marta continue regularly.”
The Vatican has not said exactly what the pope came down with, but he appeared to have a cold as he coughed and blew his nose during Ash Wednesday Mass.
On Thursday, he nixed a penitential Mass, marking the start of Lent, that he’d planned to celebrate at the St. John Lateran basilica across town with Roman clergy, the Vatican said.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak continues to sweep through Italy — with 650 people infected and 17 killed. More than 400 of the cases occurred in the country’s northern Lombardy region.