Thursday, February 28, 2013

Heart Relic of Saint Camillus de Lellis

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.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Laiko) Consultation Meeting

The Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Laiko), the lay arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) conducted a special one (1) day consultation and discernment meeting with the Arch/Diocesan Councils of the Laity, Diocesan and Parish Pastoral Councils, Mandated National Lay Organizations, different Volunteer Movements, Organizations and Transparochial Charismatic Communities. 

1. Archdiocese of Lipa (BATANGAS)
2. Archdiocese of San Fernando (PAMPANGA)
3. BAC-Jose Cuaresma
4. Bukas Loob sa Diyos Covenant Community
5. Catholic Nurses' Guild of the Phils
6. Catholic Vote Group (Eileen Esteban) YOUTH
7. Catholic Women's League
8. Children of God Our Father of All MAnkind
9. Children of Mary - Adamson University
10. Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL)
11. Diocese of Cubao
12. Diocese of San Pablo
13. Family Renewal Movement Foundation, Inc.
14. Family Rosary Crusade
15. Federation of Transparochial Charismatic Community
16. Focolare Movement
17. Lay Association of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation
18. Lord's Flock Catholic Charismatic Community
19. Ms Marita Wasan's Group 
20. Sangguniang LAIKO Ng Pilipinas Board and Staff

At the plenary

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI

Below is the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday of his resignation at the end of the February, 2013.

Full text of Pope's declaration

Dear Brothers,
I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.
Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer. 
From the Vatican, 10 February 2013 


Note: Hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his surprise resignation on Monday, A lightning bolt strikes the top of the Vatican's St Peter's Basilica. NANGUSAP ANG LANGIT!

Note: Photo taken from The Guardian website.


Latest Pictures from the Pope during his Udeinza Generale, February 13, 2013.

Pope Benedict XVI's photos above courtesy of  L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO

World Day of the Sick

To celebrate World Day of the Sick, Healing Mass has been offered in the Parish of the Last Supper of Our Lord (PLSOL), Manila Times Village, Las Pinas City. Officiated by Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez, parish priest. Individual pray over of the sick followed after the Mass. February 11, 2013.

Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez, parish priest, during the homily.

Rev. Fr. Angel Sanchez during the pray over of the sick after the Mass.

Rev. Fr. Vincent  Rozario, assisting Fr. Angel on the pray over session.

God is good!