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Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
 
 
 

 
 

Saint Camillus kneeling before Jesus Christ on the Cross by Oscar Dehaes; from Mélanges Artistiques et Littéraires, 1914.

This is the "picture which Saint Camille de Lellis (1550-1614) had painted and which he contemplated during his last illness, in order to strengthen his hope" (according to the Artistic and Literary Mixtures of 1914); commons.wikimedia.org
 
 
Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
From the life of Saint Camillus by his companion
(S. Cicarelli, Vita del P. Camillo de Lellis, Viterbo, 1615)


I will begin with holy charity, the root and complement of all the virtues, with which Camillus was the most familiar, more than any other virtue. I can thus affirm that our saint was inflamed in the fire of this holy virtue, not only for God, but also toward his fellowmen, and especially for the sick. And this was to such a degree that the mere sight of the sick was enough to soften and melt his heart and make him utterly forget all the pleasures, temptations and interests of this world.

When he was taking care of a patient, he did so with such a great love and compassion that it appeared he had to spend and exhaust himself completely, and consume all his strength. With full desire he would have taken upon himself all their illnesses and pains in order to alleviate their sufferings or cure their infirmities.

He discovered Christ in the sick the person with such vividness that, many times, while he fed them he imagined that they were Christ Himself in person and asked them for His grace and the forgiveness of sins. His reverence in their presence was as great as if he were really and truly in the presence of his Lord. In his conversations he talked of nothing more often or with greater feeling than of holy charity, and he would have wanted to be able to infuse this virtue in all mortals.

Desirous of inflaming his religious brothers with this virtue, the first and most important one of all, he accustomed to inculcate those sweeetest words of Jesus Christ: I was sick and you visited me. These words seemed to be truly engraved into his heart; so often did he say and repeat them.

The charity of Camillus was so great and all-embracing that there was room within its core of piety and benevolence, not only for the sick and dying, but for all types of poor and unfortunate ones. Lastly, the piety of his heart was so great towards the needy that he often said: "If there were no poor people in the world, we ought to dedicate ourselves to finding them and remove them from below the earth, so as to help them and practice mercy with them!"


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - www.corazones.org


 
Saint Camillus - On fire with Holy Charity
From the life of Saint Camillus by his companion
(S. Cicarelli, Vita del P. Camillo de Lellis, Viterbo, 1615)


I will begin with holy charity, the root and complement of all the virtues, with which Camillus was the most familiar, more than any other virtue. I can thus affirm that our saint was inflamed in the fire of this holy virtue, not only for God, but also toward his fellowmen, and especially for the sick. And this was to such a degree that the mere sight of the sick was enough to soften and melt his heart and make him utterly forget all the pleasures, temptations and interests of this world.

When he was taking care of a patient, he did so with such a great love and compassion that it appeared he had to spend and exhaust himself completely, and consume all his strength. With full desire he would have taken upon himself all their illnesses and pains in order to alleviate their sufferings or cure their infirmities.

He discovered Christ in the sick the person with such vividness that, many times, while he fed them he imagined that they were Christ Himself in person and asked them for His grace and the forgiveness of sins. His reverence in their presence was as great as if he were really and truly in the presence of his Lord. In his conversations he talked of nothing more often or with greater feeling than of holy charity, and he would have wanted to be able to infuse this virtue in all mortals.

Desirous of inflaming his religious brothers with this virtue, the first and most important one of all, he accustomed to inculcate those sweeetest words of Jesus Christ: I was sick and you visited me. These words seemed to be truly engraved into his heart; so often did he say and repeat them.

The charity of Camillus was so great and all-embracing that there was room within its core of piety and benevolence, not only for the sick and dying, but for all types of poor and unfortunate ones. Lastly, the piety of his heart was so great towards the needy that he often said: "If there were no poor people in the world, we ought to dedicate ourselves to finding them and remove them from below the earth, so as to help them and practice mercy with them!"


Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt - www.corazones.org


 
 
 
 
July 18 - Saint Camillus de Lellis (1550-1614) - On fire with Holy Charity - Patron of Orphans, Founder of the Order of Clerks Regular, Ministers of the Infirm (M.I.), known as the Camillians
 
 

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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.