Heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis arrives in Davao

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DAVAO CITY (March 13) — The heart relic of the 404 years old incorrupt heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis arrived at 3:40 in the afternoon at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

People of Davao region are privileged to be visited by the patron saint of the sick, doctors, and nurses.

Upon its arrival, the relic was brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center Chapel along J. P. Laurel Ave., for a celebration of a Holy Mass at 5:00 p.m. and for public veneration from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

St. Camillus was a priest who dedicated his whole life confessor and a miracle worker who treated and cared for the care of the sick and the poor. He established the Ministers of the Sick known as the Camillians, which is a religious congregation dedicated solely to cater for the sick.

This is the second opportunity for the devotees to pay homage to the heart relic of St. Camillus. The first was 2013.

The relic will be brought to several parishes and hospitals all over the country  as part of the 57-day Journey of the Heart 2.0 until it departs on March 31, 2019.

Camillian Priest Coordinator for Davao Fr. Brian Vincent Rances revealed the following schedules:

March 13: Davao Medical School Foundation on March 13 where a Holy mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am. Public veneration follows until 11:30 a.m.

It will be brought back to SPMC for a Eucharistic Celebration at 12:00 noon to be followed by a public veneration until 5:00 p.m. and another celebration of the Holy Mass and Anointing of the Sick between 6:00 pm until 12:00 midnight.

March 14 : The heart relic will be brought to San Pedro Hospital where a solemn acceptance and a Eucharistic Celebration and Anointing of the Sick will be done from 8:30-10:30 am and another mass will be celebrated at 4:00pm -5:00 pm.

March 15 : A motorcade will bring the heart relic from the Camillian Religious House in Buhangin to San Pedro Cathedral. A Solemn Rite of Acceptance will be done from 8:30-9:00 am and public veneration follows.

A   Holy Mass will be celebrated by the Camillians at 12:00 noon and public veneration follows until 4:30 pm to prepare for another Eucharistic Celebration and Anointing of the Sick at 5:30-6:30 pm that will be preceded by a public veneration at 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

March 16 : The heart relic of St. Camillus de Lellis will be brought to the Diocese of Mati in Davao Oriental. 

It will be made available for public veneration at the Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino on March 16.

March 17 : St. Camillus Hospital

March 18 : At St. Camillus Chaplaincy Community in Davao City.

March 19 : The relic will leave Davao City for Cagayan de Oro City w ere it will be venerated at the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral until March 20.

It will return to St. Camillus Provincialate, Loyola Heights in Quezon City on March 21.

The nearly two-month journey of the heart relic will conclude on March 31 at the Manila Cathedral.

Enshrined at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the relic will return to Rome, Italy on April 1.-NewsLine.ph

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