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Compassion

"Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into places of pain, to share brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human..." - Henri Nouwen.

 

Lourdes is a place of compassion and love, often a revelation of the best in Catholicism.

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Taken on August 2, 2008