On Saturday February 11 the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes was celebrated with a special solemnity here in St. Louis. To mark the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, the Sacrament of the Sick was offered to our Residents during the 10:30 mass. Our Chaplain, Fr. Jim Beegan was aided in the administration of the Sacrament by Fr. Eric Olsen, a young priest of the Archdiocese.
In the afternoon the Residents and Sisters were joined by a group of young women from Saint Louis University who are members of the Students for life. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament was held from the chapel to the auditorium and back again. In the auditorium Fr. Jim took a few moments to walk around the participants with the Blessed Sacrament offering a special blessing. The afternoon ended with a root beer float social for all. The time of prayer and sharing was appreciated by everyone.