The celebrations to close the Camillian jubilee year have begun in earnest and they will end on Sunday 14 July, the liturgical memorial of St. Camillus.
At. 10.00, in St. Camillus’ Basilica in Rome, the new Vicar General of the Order, Father Laurent Zoungrana, will celebrate a Holy Mass which will be broadcast live by Rete 4.
Tomorrow there will be the key point of the celebrations, exactly four hundred years after the death of St. Camillus which took place on 14 July 1614 in the infirmary (Cubiculum) of the generalate house of the Order.
In the morning, in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene (where the mortal remains of St. Camillus are kept), at 8.00, 9.00 and 11.30, Holy Masses will be celebrated, presided over, respectively, by Father Paolo Guarise; Msgr. Prosper Kontiebo (the Camillian Bishop of the diocese of Tenkodogo in Burkina Faso); and Father Matteo Nonini (the chaplain of the Cecil Military Polyclinic of Rome). Civil and military authorities in service at the Celio Polyclinic will take part in the final Holy Mass.
At 11.00, in the Chapter Hall, there will be the press conference of the new Superior General of the Camillians, Father Leocir Pessini. This will chaired by the journalist, Salvatore Mazza.
At 19.00 there will be a solemn Holy Mass celebrated by the new Superior General and the official beginning of the new government of the Order.
At 21.00 there will be the most intense and moving moment: the celebration of the Transit (the last days on earth of St. Camillus), which will be presided over by Msgr. Zygmunt Zimowski, the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.
For the whole day it will be possible to visit the museum dedicated to St. Camillus and the relic of his heart, which is kept in the Cubiculum inside the generalate house of the Order.
In addition, from 16:00 until 22:00, a special philatelic franking of the Italian Post Office is envisaged to commemorate the fourth centenary of the death of St. Camillus. This will be accompanied by a special commemorative postage stamp for the saint.
Lastly, we draw to your attention that at 17.30 the television channel Tv2000 will broadcast the docu-fiction ‘Pray for me’ on the last period of the life of St. Camillus. This will be preceded by a special programme with pictures of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, of the Cubiculum and of the museum.
Download here the programme of 14 July
Look here at the press information