Tuesday, July 18, 2006

St. Camillus

Today July 16 is the feast of St. Camillus de Lellis who is the founded of the Camillians, a congregation of Clerks Regular devoted to the service of the sick. St. Camillus is invoked in the Litany for the Dying and himself died on July 14 1614. (St. Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor is celebrated on July 14)

Introit: John 15.13 Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ps. Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

Alleluia: Ps. 111.1 Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, he delights exceedingly in His commandments. Alleluia.

Sancte Camille. Ora Pro Nobis

Tomorrow is St. Vincent de Paul so while I’m in a “Mass mood” here is some snippets about him. He is known as the great apostle of charity and brought about a wonderful revival of the priesthood in the 17th Century. As a young priest he was captured by the Moors and carried off to Africa. He too founded a religious congregation of priests – the Lazarists – and the Sisters of Charity. He died in 1660.

Sancte Vincentii de Paulo. Ora Pro Nobis


aaron said...

Controversy over teh translation of Vincent de Paul into Latin!

Any comments?? Anyone disagree??

Miss Monification said...

Dude you have GOT to stop commenting in your own comment box!
Hey I commented! Aren't you proud?

aaron said...

I am, but was it an intelligent post? Or one that can help me solve if Vincentii has two 'i's or not?!!

Anyway, thankyou