The sacred heart relic of Saint Camillus de Lellis, founder of the Order of the Ministers of the Infirm (Camillians) and the universal patron of the sick, doctors, nurses, health workers are now touring the Philippines.
|Heart Relic of St. Camillus|
Fr. Dan Cancino, MI, of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Healthcare said, the pilgrim tour serves as “a special moment for the sick to deepen their faith and devotion to St. Camillus.” Protected by a crystal glass in the shape of a heart, the ‘Holy Heart of Saint Camillus’ will be in the country until March 10, 2013. The relic's visit to the Philippines is part of a global pilgrimage in anticipation of St. Camillus' 400-year death anniversary celebration.
The Catholic saint died in July 14, 1614, after a life dedicated to caring for the sick through his congregation officially recognized by the Vatican as a religious order in 1586.
Pope Benedict XIV beatified Camillus in 1742 and canonized him the four years later, naming him the founder of "a new school of charity."
The heart relic visited the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord - SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines yesterday afternoon, February 27, 2013, Healing Mass was held and veneration followed.
|Monsignor Esteban U. Lo, LRMS, Chaplain,|
Chapel of the Eucharist Lord during his welcoming remarks.
|Mass presider is Rev. Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP|
|During the Homily of Rev. Fr. Rodolfo Dan Vicente Cancino Jr., MI|
Some remaining schedules:
Baguio City; March 1-2, Daughters of St. Camillus Convent, Cebu City; March 3, St. Camillus and San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, Q.C.; March 4-5, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Davao City; March 6-7, St. Camillus Hospital, Mati City; March 8, St. Camillus Hospital, Calbayog City; March 9, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan (Pangasinan); and March 10, closing rites at the St. Camillus and San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, Q.C. at 4 p.m. Then back to Rome.
|Fr. Dan Cancino, Jr., MI, during his homily.|