The observance of the Catholic Church of the World Day of the Sick, as decreed by Pope John Paul II in 1992, every February 11, feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes, was celebrated by the Order of Malta Philippines at the Espiritu Santo Parish in Tayuman, Tondo, Manila with 1,250 sick, elderly and handicapped in attendance. Bishop Bernardino Cortez, DD, Auxiliary Bishop of Manila, officiated the mass with Msgr. Esteban U. Lo, LRMS, Magistral Chaplain of the Order of Malta and 33 priests concelebrating and assisting Bishop Cortez in the anointing of the sick. As in the past World Day of the Sick celebrations, the peace and healing of the spirit was felt by the sick, and the caregivers too.