The Catholic faithful of Malolos, Bulacan celebrated Valentine’s Day in a special way with the visit of Saint Camillus’ incorrupt heart at the Barasoain Church and Malolos Cathedral.
People within the area and nearby cities, regardless of age and health condition flocked to the church, and offered prayers while wiping their towels on the crystal glass that contains the heart relic.
Rev. Father Dan Cancino Jr., Chairman of the Journey of the Heart of St.Camillus, shared during the homily that Saint Camillus is the one who pioneered the revolution of health care system and placed the weak and sick at the center of the society.
“It’s a blessing from God that we are able to spend Heart’s Day with Saint Camillus’ incorrupt heart. It is time to renew our hearts, and be reminded of its meaning.”
Father Cancino also mentioned that Saint Camillus is just like any one of us, hard-headed and addicted at some point of life.
However, it all changed when the saint encountered people suffering worst illnesses in hospitals where he was exposed to,
“The heart of Saint Camillus was moved by compassion. He was moved by love. His heart is incorrupt because he let God to own it. He was able to love the sick, and to love even strangers. It may be a challenge to love those who are not related to us by blood or those who are not our friends, but now is the time also to give attention to the weak and sick.”
The Cathedral of the Diocese of Malolos is the first diocese outside Manila where the heart relic was turned over.
Featured image courtesy of Ronnel Agpay and The Camillians