Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Ihiala, held her annual feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes as well as commemoration of World Day for the sick on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in style and colour.
The event started with a Eucharistic celebration presided over by the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. (Dr.) Hilary Okeke, and concelebrated by the MD/CEO of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Peter Uzochukwu, Rev. Fr. Innocent Chukwuka C.S.Sp. the hospital chaplain, and Rev. Fr. Simon Adigwe.
During the homily, Bishop Okeke said that February 11 of every year marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a fourteen year old girl Marie-Bernarde Soubrious (St.Bernadette)