A prayer for all the sick children

 By Bishop Jose Luis

In the Catholic Church, February 11 is the day of prayer for the sick as we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It was then Providential (with a capital “P”) that we chose the day before to gather at Hope House for a short prayer for our sick children and their families.

 For some years’ now we have partnered with “Rocking Horse” at Hope House to extend our care for the sick to children too.​
​”Our aim is to provide palliative care to improve the quality of life of children when a curative treatment is no longer an option.​ We offer help for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of children and their families.”


As some units have been fixed it was appropriate to gather and say a prayer together, remembering all the children who passed through our project, those who are present now and those who will be welcomed in the future.

One particular detail is that their names are written on the walls of some units. Today, after the prayer, some other names were added. Some of the children even had a chance to choose the sunflower on which their name was going to be written and to watch as it was being done.

The prayer, though, was not just for the children. This project is possible thanks to so many people which we even do not know. In one way or another they share their gifts, their time and resources. We prayed for them too that the Lord bless them abundantly.